This repository contains the code for my portfolio website, www.harrisonjansma.com The original html, css, and php were acquired from a free Colorlib theme found here. It was a lot of fun tweaking the HTML to make the template my own. I learned a lot about HTML and CSS in the process of making this site.
Things I learned:
1. Basic HTML and CSS manipulation.
You would be suprised at how often knowing this has come in handy. Web scraping is easier. And my Jupyter write-ups look much more put together. (Who knew you could integrate HTML and CSS into your notebook code to make your write-ups pretty?)
2. Basic backend setup and deployment.
I deployed the website on DigitalOcean through an Apache server. I learned about server management, security, and the HTTP protocol.
3. Importance of aesthetics to presenting your ideas.
Building a platform for displaying my work has made me reflect about my target audience. Going forward, I only aim to produce the highest quality write-ups, that are inherently interesting and useful.