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Rettus-Code

Get your webpage noticed!

The inernet is a big place and it is not always easy getting noticed through all the clutter. You need the right tools and a great customer experience to get their attention. I can bring you the tools you need to optimize your web presence. This site was designed to demonstrate responsiveness with mobile devices so please check it out on your phone.

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About Me

Navy Chief's anchor. A fouled golden anchor with the anchor chain looping back and forth behind it, and in Silver the letters U S N on front
Coming from

I spent 22 years in the Navy working with amazing people. I learned a lot of skills, but probably the most important was tenacity and knowing how far I can push myself to accomplish my goals.

Western Washington University Vikings logo. Everything on a blue backdrop The middle has a viking ship proudly riding up a wave centered in a silver circular field. This field has Western above and vikings below in silver following the curve of the circular field with and a silver ring around everything. The blue backdrop extends to the edges of the image.
Currently

Finished a transfer certificate for computer science, I've been accepted to finish my degree at Western Washington University. I'm in my final year and still enjoy what I'm doing. It has not been a simple journey so far. Transitioning to remote, then back to in person has been challenging, but has also given me tools to work in both environments.

A blue almost cloudless sky. A large white sign shaped to point to the foreground on a black pole scribed with the word 'ethics'. Behind and to the right is another black pole with other white signs pointing in different directions. Each with one of the following words from top down: Dilemma, values, right, compliance, morals, wrong, benefit, and choice.
The future

I look forward to the opportunity to jump into being a full stack developer. I would really love to focus on ethical programming. With accessibility concerns, and new rules on privacy it's becoming a financial concern, but more importantly we owe it to our community to provide a safe and positive space to use what we create. I'd really to develop in a way that brings the technology I work on to people who traditionally would have little access to it.

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Portfolio

You can navigate to the website or the repo to review the code. You can see the sites evolve as my skills improved.

Reviews

Actual reviews please let me know how I'm doing.

Contact

Social Media


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LinkedIn

UpWork

Github Profile


Contact Information:

Michael S Rettus II       ph#(360) 499-9260

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Design Description

A list of tools used on the site and brief explanation for design

Resources that made it work

  • PHP
  • SCSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Jquery
  • Javascript
  • Fontawesome
  • Scrollreveal
  • Baguettebox
  • Owlcarousel
  • Mysql
  • The sweat of coders before me

My process

I expect most people viewing this site will be on PCs, but I wanted to demonstrate the importance of mobile first development. In the first iteration of this portfolio it had seperate pages you could navigate to via the navBar. I decided for mobile devices to switch it to a single page they could scroll and swipe to view as much as possible without constantly opening the nav button. There is still a navBar however for mobile devices it stays at the top of the site rather than fixed on the screen. I did add a fixed button on the bottom to return to top for easy direct navigation if the user would like.
Baguettebox is a great way to make a gallery small that users can quickly open and view all the pictures without opening a new page, and owl-caresoul allows you to have cards not taking up large amounts of screen space that users can easily swipe through. With one exception the design was about ease of navigation and reduced use of screen space, the "About Me" section I needed for a cool animation effect using scrollreveal.