I had to give up on my Random Quote Generator design.
It was far too difficult for my skill level.
I didn’t want to admit this. I still want to build it. I still think I can, and maybe I can, but not right now.
Hubris maybe a factor in trying it in the first place. I looked at the
Ajax and had to really, really, scour the code to understand it. The last time I learned about jQuery and AJAX was months ago, maybe even the end of last year. The Free Code Camp track was nice but lacking in depth.
I went everywhere I could to figure out how to implement the design in CSS and HTML first but I kept coming up short.
I gathered the courage to ask for help after to failing to get the appropriate type of help for my problem in the Free Code Camp forum.
BenGitter confirmed what I already knew.
I had to scrap it and try something simpler.
I had to start over.
I really thought I could bullshit my way through it, cobbling together different code snippets and trying to learn on the fly basic
AJAX concepts. Huh uh. That won’t work.
While I do need to build the thing, I need to have a better foundation. I need to know what the basic methods do and how I implement them. I need to know how to use AJAX with jQuery to make calls to the API I choose.
I need to understand callback functions, specifically jQuery callbacks.
So I am going over the jQuery and AJAX courses at Treehouse again. This way, I can take better notes and learn about the code I forked from the example that Free Code Camp gives for this assignment. Then I will come up with a simpler design in Sketch and work to use it with a quote API somewhere.
Time to work.