Notes: Below are some pointers and observations. The guide is where the actual steps are.
Link to guide: Click Here
Building a site for personal branding
Right now, it’s more important than ever to have a personal brand. The arms race of education continues - nowadays some jobs are listing a master’s degree as a preferred qualification, as if getting a bachelor’s degree isn’t expensive enough. In such a competitive world, a personal brand serves as an excellent differentiator, and what better place to showcase it than on the internet.
Maybe I’ve just slacked off too much in college, but I realize that a lot of what I “learned” in college lacks substance. Instead of taking deep dives into theories that only work in academia, such as the Efficient Markets Hypothesis, or doing case studies, I’d rather build things, which is where web design comes into play.
However, this site didn’t start out looking like this – it looked more like this: hankquinlan.github.io
The above link shows a sample website that can be built in around 4 hours assuming zero knowledge of HTML and CSS. I got my start by taking the codeacademy HTML & CSS course found here: codeacademy.com/learn/web and afterwards followed this guide, which I highly recommend: jmcglone guide
I’m picking up where the guide left off. Despite taking the codeacademy course and following the guide, I still had some troubles in building my simple site coming from a non-technical background and this guide is to help make the customization of the sample website a bit easier.