Working on this project made me realize how much work goes into building a website. I was probably being very naive, but before this class I had never asked myself how websites were made or how to even start building one. It’s crazy how when we’re used to see or use something, we don’t really ask ourselves how is that thing made or where it came from. It’s like when you go to the grocery store, you don’t really ask yourself where your pineapples come from, how they were made or who brought them from the farm to the store. There’s so much work that goes unnoticed and there are people behind almost every thing we consume, from the pineapples to the website.
Working on this project also made me a more critical consumer of websites. Even though I’m not a website designer expert by any means, when I visit a new website now I notice things. I don’t only look at the content like I used to do, but I also look at the layout, the colors, how easy it is to navigate and all the stuff I learned by working on my project.
What I feel like saying after building my own website is… shoutout to all the website designers out there! I can’t really know who they are, but now I see their work.