Knowing the My Fish Pal app would soon be complete, I knew it would be beneficial for me to create a web presence for it. I also wanted to learn responsive web design and Bootstrap, because it seemed like a very useful skill to have in this age of mobile web-surfing. This was my first step into that.
I began my journey by reading the basic Bootstrap documentation and getting a general understanding of what it is, how it works, and why it is useful. Then, by examining many different free Bootstrap templates and tutorials available online, I was able to get a feel for how to practically apply Bootstrap in order to make a beautiful and responsive web experience. By the end of the development of this site, I felt very comfortable with responsive design and ready to take on more projects.
I also got to flex my photoshop skills by creating custom images, icons, screenshots and more. By designing custom graphics, I was able to achieve exactly the design I intended.
The biggest takeaway from this project for me was learning Bootstrap and responsive design. I feel a much greater confidence and understanding of it now. I was also able to parlay this experience into future websites, such as BigSmashSoftware.com and JoshHenry.info.