Okay, wow. This was fun. I want to either change the blog’s appearance-new name, new theme-or build an entirely separate portfolio website for my graphic and whatever else work for the purpose of work. I’ve interviewed for a few jobs both here in Galway and elsewhere around the country, and a consistent request is for a portfolio. Why not, I reason, just build one myself? I have the skills, I am (reasonably) intelligent, and I know how to learn in a self-directed manner.
The first task I set myself was to build the container framework for the mocked-up landing page. I wanted:
- Four CSS content columns of even width.
- Each column separated by an even margin.
- The parent container in turn separated from the viewport sides by the same margin.
- These margins should be constant no matter how the page is resized.
I didn’t care too much about vertical margins as the overflow would be hidden.
Three hours work to learn jQuery through some throwaway scripts, another three to correctly express the end I wanted programmatically, and then one hour to clean and reduce code.