CoderDojo Bridgeton Website
Published on January 28th, 2018.
It's been over a year since I wrote this article so some of the information might be a little out of date.
For the last year and a half I have been building the CoderDojo Bridgeton website. A large portion of that time was spent creating a static prototype with HTML and CSS.
What is CoderDojo?
"The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it's both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so. To that end, we've built a global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment." - About CoderDojo
Wireframes and Planning
Before we could get started with anything, We needed to plan out the website and create wireframes of the design. The below images are wireframes of the Homepage and the Blog Archive.
As I said at the start of this post, Prototyping took up most of the time in this project (over a year). The prototype was created using plain HTML and CSS. Later on I converted all of the CSS to SASS so it's easier to maintain.
I learnt a lot whilst I was creating this project thanks to my mentors.
The End Product
After the prototype, I built the site using Jekyll and I am hosting it with https://pages.github.com/. I also made use of Cloudflare because it gives us a free SSL certificate and a bunch of other benefits.
The website is live! Please check it out.