So after months and months of tinkering around and scrapping up code inspiration online, I finally managed to get all the front-end stuff down and optimized properly.
I learned a ton deploying the website, and I could by all means suggest everyone on here on doing the same.
One thing I encountered when using github pages though was that github only hosts static pages (so any back-end code won't work on your website). I still need to change my php contact section to using JS, so that it can load directly from my source code.
If you're interested in my code, here's my repo on github for inspiration:
Codecademy was a great tool for learning fundamentals, but I think it's time for me to start learning else where for more complex problems.
I want to thank everybody that has helped me on my path and I wish everybody on here the best of luck with their upcoming coding careers .