London Python Sprints Meetup Group Website
Create a website for our meetup group
Python Sprints is a wonderful community of like-minded developers who want to help open source projects go forward by solving their issues for free. There is also a chance for new programmers to join and learn. I was asked to develop a simple, easily extendable website for the group.
There is always more to learn
The most funny part of this little project is that it is for Python Sprints group but is written in Ruby based Jekyll as this is what runs behind Github’s pages. I had about 20-30 days to learn the framework and start delivering.
Making it simple
As this website is to be used potentially by everyone in the group, the main goal was to give people unfamiliar with web development a toolkit and good documentation with examples so that they can add content on their own without my personal involvement.
Skills Gained and Problems Solved
Combining HTML with CSS
This project is a source of a constant improvement in understanding how to modify HTML elements with the use of CSS.
Making Website Dynamic
Pure static websites without any moving content are so boring and old fashioned. I like modern, I like interactive. To make this project more than just a set of pictures and text I had to learn CSS animations.
Designing with Mobiles in Mind
We all have mobiles and the screen sizes vary so much that one can never predict how the website will look at somebody else’s device. Nonetheless I put a lot of effort to inspect every page and correct broken elements and redesign fragments of pages which do not present themselves good on mobiles.
I had to learn copywriting and image manipulations as well as basics of good design to keep this website interesting to visitors.