My goal is to write out a few thoughts for each of the 30 days – even if they are scattered notes. I learn better by re-iterating what it is I’ve seen and then done myself, so this will be an experiment in really having this material stick.
In day 1, Wes walked us through building a keyboard-based drum kit. Mine is slightly altered aesthetically from the default, but I had to hack around a bit to really feel like I picked up everything that was shared – CSS included. I was able to dabble in ES6 for what has honestly been the first time. It’s almost 2017, should I delete that sentence? No, it has to stay, I have to start somewhere.
Anyway, with the ES6 stuff in there, Wes included the const statement which I have seen before but never really understood. On top of the awesome keycode.info resource for mapping keystrokes and the inclusion of a great walkthrough on using a transitionend eventListener to have JS watch for CSS animations, I ended up in a bit of a rabbit hole in exploring const and let. If I’m going to encounter these, I want to understand them fully.
I came up with the following thanks to Mozilla Developer Network:
I have a lot to learn and I am loving the process.
Can’t wait for tomorrow! Many thanks to Wes for putting this course together.