So I’ve been looking into a career switch from Engineering to web development and recently started applying for jobs.
One company asks me to complete this exercise for a junior web development opening.
I provide them with this solution the next day, I think it meets all their specs and includes a few of the extras. Maybe 4-6 hours spent on it
They next day I get a generic rejection. “We have reviewed your project have decided not to move forward with you as a candidate for the position.”
Is this kind of thing normal? I feel like if you ask someone to invest a significant amount of time in your hiring process you should be willing to give a little back?
Is anyone here willing to look at my submission and see what I did wrong?
Hello, I am a comic book creator, looking to create a website where readers can read my comic books. Just want to clarify that these aren’t your usual webcomics, rather they are similar to page formats that you’d see with publishers like DC, Marvel, and Image.
I know there are creators who use Wordpress to develop these sort of blogs, but I am having a hard time understanding what I’d need to learn & use to get the result I’d like. I have a couple of questions that I’d really be grateful if someone could answer
Right now I’m learning HTML, CSS, and how to develop sites with Wordpress from Udemy. I’d like to know what else I might need to learn to be able to build my custom Wordpress theme for my site.
Learning coding for web development, while it would probably allow me more control, feels like I’d still be a noob at it, because of how I do not have any experience at it, and how I’m learning all of this for the first time. Would it make sense to aim for a no-code option such as Webflow?
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I’m a front-end web developer, very much comfortable in making WordPress and other responsive websites and relying on plugins etc. to include added functionality to my client’s websites.
Recently, I started working with a client on a charitable well-being website, which has the aim of eventually becoming a community-based platform where members can keep track of their daily activities & goals (e.g physical activity, productivity). The idea is to either link the website with an app/health tracking software which already does this, or ideally, bring in someone to develop a custom app, similar to e.g ATracker.
I’d like to involve myself in facilitating integration of the app with the website, so that either side can communicate by inputting the user’s activity and have it viewable. This is both to develop my own skills, and as the client has expressed flexibility in allowing me to learn and keep the team small, as this is a more long term goal.
I am aware that this will involve building an API hosted on a server to enable the data to be saved and sourced, however as this is very much new to me I would appreciate any pointers in how to start learning this and what the best approach would be. Is there any way of making use of existing toolkits and plugins, e.g Flutter & REST API, to jump-start making an attractive application which can easily integrate with the existing (wordpress-based) website?
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