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June 24, 2019 |  Categories:  Development  

Today's work has been all "About Me." Sorry for the terrible pun, but I had to do it. Since formatting all of the images in my parallax scroll-down feature, I've been working assiduously to flesh out the "About Me" page. In essence, I want this page to serve as a softer, in-depth resume to capture some of my skills and experiences that can't be conveyed as well by bullet points on my official CV. While I certainly want to include some light-hearted things about myself, I also want to demonstrate how my broad range of life experiences has equipped me to be successful in a broad range of circumstances. Of all the different parts of my website, I feel like I'll need the most feedback on this page. Whenever I get really into writing, I can easily veer off on tangents that might feel personally important to me but would be utterly irrelevant to an average reader. Though I made an outline of the main points I wanted to cover before starting this section, I'll definitely be seeking a second (or third or fourth!) set of eyes to go over my work. In other news, I successfully implemented a hide button on my home screen that allows the user to hide the welcome message if they'd rather just enjoy the background shot of Mt. Elbert. This just involved creating this simple javascript function at the bottom of my homepage's html template: <script type='text/javascript'> function toggle_visibility() { var e = document.getElementById('welcome'); if(e.style.display == 'block') e.style.display = 'none'; else e.style.display = 'block'; } </script> The only problem I'm having with it so far is that you have to click the button twice for it to work. Additionally, I'm still feeling mildly unsure about the white fill/black outline color scheme I've chose for my text. It's decently readable, and nothing else I've tried has looked as good, but I still feel that it could be improved. That's all for today. Day by day, this website is getting closer and closer to where I want it to be, and I remain immensely proud of how it's turned out so far. -Joe

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