As a way of keeping my motivation up, I frequent websites like Jobspresso, Working Nomad, and the work-from-home section on The Penny Hoarder to see what companies are looking for and I came across a company that might actually give me a chance!
It was from SkyVerge and the position was Customer Success Specialist. What drawn me to this was the part of the application that had me make a web page and answer a few questions. It was basically asking me to showcase what I can do with HTML and CSS.
My whole logic with this was, “It’s the internet! Rejection on the Internet is much better than in real life! The least that could happen is no response, so I might as well try!”
This started off as my portfolio for my FreeCodeCamp project and then turned into my application.
For this, I decided to get a bit more technical…? Or use the visual rules that I learned like finding nice colors that fit together and I also used the website font pair to find pairs of fonts that work together.
So here it is!
The application had three parts and this is part 1.
I used this picture because I thought it was very weird. Also, I enjoy hiding things and apparently they’re referred to as easter eggs. Currently, I love parallax’s, so this landing page is a parallax. I intended on making my navbar at the top stick through the whole thing but I forgot to do it, so that’s a future fix!
Part 2 was a little info about myself. I thought maybe I could some animation in this section. At first, I tried animating all the text but for some reason, it looked like I was trying too hard. So, I just decided on just animating the first question and answer. I was pretty proud of myself for my first original idea, which was making my answer appear when you hover your mouse over the blank area but I figured it was too much to do to figure it out. Not that I’m saying people are too dense to figure it out but I thought maybe an application isn’t a place to make possible employers hunt for the answer.
For part 3, I thought I should make it look slightly different so that the viewer and differentiate the sections. I decided to put them all on blocks and add a drop shadow and make the background an off white.
The funny thing about this was that it took longer to answer these questions than to make the actual page.