The theme of our website is inspired by our pod name, the C Turtles. To reflect this, we implemented a swimming turtle on the home screen to greet users when they visit our page.
What it does 🖥
The user-friendly interface introduces the members of our team, inviting users to get to know each member by clicking through the photos on the page. Each member has a profile page to showcase their personality, interests, and recent projects.
How we built it 🛠
To collaborate, we used:
To design the website, we used:
To build the website, we used:
- Flask as the framework
- HTML for the structure
- CSS and Bootstrap for the styling
Challenges we ran into 😡
- Using Flask, since our team had limited experience with it
- Figuring out the quirks of CSS, and determining which tools and responsive layout patterns to use. Learning how to adopt a CSS framework was another challenge that we overcame.
Accomplishments that we're proud of 🌟
- The collaboration amongst the team. We had pair programming sessions to merge our code and debug together.
- Combining our different domains of knowledge and expertise to build a finished product. We were able to learn from each other and communicate effectively.
- Putting together a website in a short timeframe, despite our limited experience with Flask and web development
- Familiarizing ourselves with Git and the Git workflow in order to apply its best practices
What we learned ✏️
- The Jinja templating system
- How to pass in and use variables in our templates
- Implementing a video hero section
- The importance and purpose of pull requests
- How to use issues and project board to manage our project
- Getting code reviews and feedback from our peers
What's next for the Hawksbills Portfolio 🚀
- Taking inspiration from what we learned while making this portfolio and implementing that in our future portfolios
- Improving the responsiveness of the website