Before I begin my post–I tried posting this new entry under the Challenge Projects forum but the “New Topic” button is greyed out so my apologies if the main Projects forum is not the correct one.
OK…Here is my Home Page Challenge Project. Took me a while but finally got it done. Any feedback is welcome. I still have to go back and make my code more efficient and compact but for now, it is finished!
Did have a few questions though and if there is a Codecademy professional reading this, this question goes to you:
When testing my website in W3C HTML Validator I am receiving a whole bunch of errors. Mainly the errors concern the fact that I have nested my (h4) elements inside my (a) link elements and also I have nested (p) elements inside (h6) elements. The code runs fine on all browsers and has given me the results I was looking for.
Question: Is it really an error to code in this way or are the “error” messages really suggestions on what I should or could fix to make the code better/more compatible with different browsers?
In my previous Fotomatic project I had a Codecademy pro explain that a lot of times it is really up to the company on what the best coding practices are but given that I am getting error messages when running my webpage through W3C Validator I am not sure if these really are errors or really just suggestions based on known common industry standards and practices. Pictures of the errors and links to my Home Page Challenge webpage are below:
Lastly, when hitting the submit button on the form you should see the form_submission page open up in a new tab. For some reason the browser gives a 405 error message but if you simply click on the URL address (not refresh the page) so that it is highlighted and hit enter you should see the form_submission webpage. My guess is that GitHub’s server security measures do not allow to correctly reply back the form_submission page when you hit the “submit” button from the Contact-Us form. So, you have to take the steps above to make the browser render the code for the form_submission page instead of receiving the code as a reply from GitHub. That is what I believe is the reason for the 405 message…dunno if a Codecademy pro can confirm this or give the correct explanation of why the 405 message pops up initially.
Questions or comments are very much welcomed. Enjoy!
(P.S.: Given the subject matter of alpaca wool–I would like to point out that the Andean indigenous communities of South America have used this vital resource and others like it as a means of survival and therefore it is my belief that the Andean communities of Peru and South America treat these lovely creatures with the utmost respect and care given the fact that these beautiful animals represent their livelihood so it behooves them to do right by them. Nonetheless, I know that there may be folks in the Codecademy community that may be more sensitive than others in regards to such subject matter so what I would like to ask of my fellow Codecademy coders is to bear with me and consider the subject matter within my webpage as a mere exhibition and sharing of what I have learned so far in my coding journey. I am not necessarily promoting such subject matter but merely chose this subject matter as it seemed interesting to me. I have done my research to a certain degree which is why I feel at ease to say that these communities that engage in this type of commerce treat their alpacas and other similar livestock with great respect and care.
I believe in taking care of nature’s beautiful creatures but at the same time believe that we as human beings can benefit from them so as long as we treat animals with great care. If you still do not agree with what I am saying that is OK, but for the sake of keeping our Codecademy community amicable and friendly I kindly ask that you reserve any personal opinions on the subject matter, whether for or against, and not turn this post and to a further extent any post into a sort of political discourse. We can all respect each other and I choose to respect my fellow Codecademy coders by acknowledging that there may be folks that do not agree with the subject matter in my webpage. That is the least I can do to foment goodwill and understanding between us all so that we can all contribute to a positive Codecademy environment.
To be fair to everyone, here are a some of the Youtube videos I researched aside from the other articles I read on the subject matter. Some scenes may seem a little graphic but judging from what I saw and what was explained in the videos I believe that (especially when it comes to shearing the wool off the alpaca) the treatment of alpacas when it comes to shearing off their wool is akin to taking your lovely pomeranian for a haircut. It only looks more dramatic since alpacas are much bigger animals and therefore have to be physically secured more firmly than a tiny and cute chihuahua or pomeranian would.
Ok…be safe everyone…Happy 4th of July!!!)