The Journey Begins…

The first of my 52 weekly projects (for the backstory, see “The Plan (at least for now…)”) is up and running! Take a look at for this week’s website. This will be the base site from which all future projects can be launched.

This week’s site was derived from BootStrap‘s “Fixed Top Navbar” example. I changed the title and branding, modified the navigation bar to use buttons instead of list items with URL links (the buttons don’t work yet – that’s next week’s project), and I changed the text in the “Jumbotron” box in the middle of the page.

Next week’s project will include making the buttons work using Javascript functions to modify the text in the Jumbotron. And, if time allows, I hope to add a footer to the page as well.

You may wonder why I’m concentrating on BootStrap for the first couple of weeks, when my stated goal is to develop websites and web apps using WordPress and Django. The reasons are that (1) I want to become more familiar and facile with HTML, CSS, and Javascript (all of which come into play), (2) I want to learn to use a major web development framework effectively and efficiently (and BootStrap certainly qualifies as such a framework), and (3) BootStrap integrates nicely with Django’s templates to display web pages, reports, and forms.

That’s all for now. I hope you’ll visit again next week! My goal is to have these posts published by noon on Wednesday (yeah, I missed that this week by a bit).