I’m nearly three pages into my website design, and my computer fan hasn’t stopped running for hours. I guess if my computer has to work hard to do this code thing, I do too. My biggest overarching problem with this assignment is my design concept. When I first drafted a layout for the site, I decided to exclude the first jobs text and make my site only focus on the story of the Missouri Photo Workshop. The jobs text felt really out of place to me within the rest of the content. However, I soon realized the jobs text is a solid 1/4 of the site’s content, so I need to include it. I have tried to brainstorm new entry points for my website that ties the whole story together with this inclusion, but I’m feeling kind of stuck. The conceptual portion of this assignment has brought me a lot more stress than I expected.
Design woes aside, the biggest code-related challenge I’m having right now is related to the hover command. I was able to set up a column grid to organize a page of photos in two columns. I would like to have the photo caption show up over the photos on a transparent background using hover. I’ve tried to Google sample code for this function, and every site suggests a different means to make the caption appear. The code is also a bit more challenging to make work because I have already manipulated the positioning of the photos, and I’m not sure how to make each caption box fit the size of each individual box.
Here’s a list of some additional questions I have on my mind right now:
-How do I make this content tell a cohesive story?
-How do I put a stroke around text?
-How do I pick fonts?
-If I use html5 do I need to include a charset? Add code for browser compatibility?
I am really glad that tomorrow’s class time will be work day. Hopefully many of my questions will be answered tomorrow!