I hope you enjoyed this course and the projects you’ve completed.
Copy your favorite website as well as you can. Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter… Just make sure it’s got lots of interesting functionality. You’ll be integrating your full array of skills into this one…. if you’re following the Rails track definitely set up the project with Ruby on Rails! This should prove to you that you now have all the tools you need to build a website just like the ones you use every day.
Of course, you can’t copy every single feature and a lot of the user interface will be a bit clunkier, but you can get yourself 80% of the way there. And that’s darn impressive.
- Set up a GitHub Repo for this project. Follow the instructions atop the Google Homepage project if you need help.
- Think about what you’ll need to do to get this all working together. This is where it’s really helpful to think it completely through on paper or whiteboard ahead of time! A few hours of thought here will save you from wasting days of coding. Try to lay it ALL out. An important part of this is scope – you obviously can’t build the entire website (which presumably took a full team of engineers years to produce), so you’ll need to identify the core functionality of the site and then the “nice-to-have” stuff. Make sure you will finish building the core functionality BEFORE starting to add on the rest. If you try to do it all at once, you’ll get lost and frustrated. Trust me. Everything takes longer than you expect.
- Build it!
- Once you’ve finished, push to GitHub and definitely submit your project below!
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