Our inspiration was climate change because it is such a prevalent issue in today's society. Earth's surface temperature has already increased by 2% since the Industrial Revolution, and the trend is still going upwards. We need to stop that, so out of all the topics we were given, we decided to go with climate change.
What it does
Our climate change website educates people on global warming, including the causes, effects, and what we can do to prevent it. We have also added sources for additional information. Within the website, there are many pictures to illustrate our concepts. This is especially apparent on the home page, as there is a carousel of pictures (with captions & sources) and 4 different images leading to other pages in our site. For convenience, there is also a dropdown users can use.
How we built it
We built the website using HTML for the foundation and content, while using CSS to make it more appealing and easier to navigate for users of our website. We also included the use of Bootstrap, which includes preset code for our navigation bar and footer, because the resource was available. We made tweaks to make it better fit our websites, and we tried to make the information easy to read.
Challenges we ran into
The biggest challenge we ran into is when we constructed the causes page. Many errors occurred such as the footer overlapping the content, one of the headings being in the wrong place, and the content not wrapping around its image. However after giving it some time, we were able to fix it.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of the progress we made in such a small period of time- only 3 days! We had different levels of experience, which we thought would be our downfall, but managed to work that into our favor.
What we learned
As mentioned previously, we all came from different backgrounds in coding. One of us, who knew the most html/css laid the foundation of the code and worked on its complexity. The other two focused on creating material for research, and we occasionally participated in adding smaller chunks of code. We also learned more about climate change while creating our website, and we realized how big the issue was, which makes us more eager to share our website and contribute to making change.
What's next for Let's End Climate Change...
Hopefully, we can further our website and add additional interactive elements- perhaps, through using Java.