Current side project is building a site for our wedding. Used Bootstrap as a base, mainly because it’s so easy to set up a responsive site that way. Still probably needs some fine tuning on that front.
Added some simple jquery to fade in the homepage/’invitation’ area. Also added a ‘skip intro’ option to let people cut right to the chase. I also decided to use this as practice setting up a digitalocean server (Ubuntu CentOs). This has turned out to be the most work, but mainly because I had no idea what I was doing. Got a LAMP setup going now- using MariaDB to host a comments/guestbook system (and used a little js magic to smooth out the posting process).
We’re using a Google doc to track expenses and invites, etc, so I created a Google Form for online RSVP. Then hijacked the form code and submission redirect so I could have our own styling. Looks pretty cool, I think (not a designer, so it probably looks terrible).
The last step is to get the contact form working. It should be the easiest- I just created a simple html form in a Bootstrap modal. You can pop one open on any page and submit to send questions. I wanted to just use gmail’s servers to send to myself, but it’s not quite so simple. From what I’ve read, this is due to ports being blocked and/or anti-spam measures. My email ability pretty much ends at configuring a POP3 account, so I’m doing a lot of googling.
One I get that figured out, will move from the local test server to the digitalocean droplet and we’ll be live! Will post a link when done.