Week 7: 3/15 + 3/17

Week 7

Before Class: Learn

This week we will get more into Eleventy Templates and look at how they can be chained. With layout chaining you can do things like make a separate template file for your navigation or have templates for different page layouts.

We also learn more about how you can add your own CSS and ways to include images.

On Wednesday we will go into more detail about the midterm and final project and what you will need to do for your midterm presentations.

Do this before Monday


Watch this video on Layout Chaining

When following along, make sure that you:

  1. Commit any changes you have to your files. This means you must save all of your files and then commit changes though Git. Do this before you change branches.
  2. Change to the 02_03b branch
    1. git checkout 02_03b
  3. Create your own version (optional but recommended)
    1. git checkout -b 02_03test

Here are some ideas that will come up to look out for:

  • Data Cascade: how the files and data are processed as eleventy builds the page
  • Bootstrap: he does some layout using Bootstrap classes. For now, just follow along. We may go into further detail about how Bootstrap works in general during our classes.
Related Links

Here are some related links from the videos:

Before Wednesday

Take a look at Monday again. And read these quotes:

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.
– Tallulah Bankhead

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

T.S. Eliot

Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s every made before.

Neil Gaiman
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce

You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way

Marvin Minsky

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

— Michael Jordan

Life has two rules: number 1, never quit! Number 2, always remember rule number one.

Duke Ellington

Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Live Sessions

Session 1: Layout Chaining

Monday, March 15 at 7:30p–9:10p

Monday we will look at how you can combine multiple templates to build pages.

Links for Monday Session

Session 2: Midterm Presentations

Wednesday, March 17 at 7:30p–9:10p

Wednesday we will look finish up with Layout Chaining and also look more at the Midterm/Final projects and your presentations.

Links for Wednesday Session

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