We wanted to make something that helped the community.
What it does
The website was made to help people who lost a pet to find their pets easily.
How we built it
We made a website using the LAMP stack that uses MySQL and PHP to fetch data that would be used on the website.
Challenges we ran into
We had trouble on how to start an actual website, but we were able to get a temporary functional website to use. We experienced difficulties with the slideshow of the pictures of the pets in the homepage but used the slick jQuery plugin for the slideshow carousel.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're seniors in high school that wanted to improve our programming skills, but we not only learned a lot but also managed to get a properly working product.
What we learned
We learned how to use jQuery plugins to simplify the creation of complex parts of the website. We learned about storing hashed passwords in a database and how to check the entered password to the hashed password in the database. We discovered PHP's session variables which helped us keep a way to keep a user logged in.