Ultimate portfolio process (part 3)
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Everything in this series are things we’ve gone over in detail in the course. But we’re learning a lot! So, you might have missed a few “Ah ha!” moments. Hopefully, this can solidify the concepts through all of the various stages – now that you have more perspective.
Let’s break it down…
We suggest you take notes about the thought process. Does this all make sense? and write down any of your questions so you can clear anything up – that doesn’t.
Getting a basic page router based on querystring parameters in place.
Page-level routing. Moving the about.php “page” files in the root – to templates that are loaded based on querystring
?page=page-name. Checking if the file exists and showing an error message when it doesn’t
Styling a few things + how confusing file names waste a lot of time. Consolidating the page template import conditional logic into one line of code.
The importance of committing your code in meaningful chunks – and why your commit messages matter. Mocking out projects JSON data.
Switching out the projects spotlight PHP data to the project.json data. Filter the projects based on the “featured” key.
Set up the projects page and get the base dynamic detail page in place.
Adding a README file and creating a todo list.
Getting the data for a single project and the base project detail template.
Rendering the case-study page sections/modules. Also adding a module for figures.
Getting the dynamic data for the modules from the JSON into the template. Recap of the key concepts.
Trello as a todo list
Whatever you need to do to stay clear on the big picture and make sure your brain is having fun.
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