First assignment with React

In the last few days I’ve been learning how to use react and finally got through some of the basics. After going through some of the basics I had to do a small assignment….

In the last few days I’ve been learning how to use react and finally got through some of the basics. After going through some of the basics I had to do a small assignment.

The instructions were:

  • Create TWO new components: UserInput and UserOutput
  • UserInput should hold an input element, UserOutput two paragraphs
  • Output multiple UserOutput components in the App component (any paragraph texts of your choice)
  • Pass a username (of your choice) to UserOutput via props and display it there
  • Add state to the App component (=> the username) and pass the username to the UserOutput component
  • Add a method to manipulate the state (=> an event-handler method)
  • Pass the event-handler method reference to the UserInput component and bind it to the input-change event
  • Ensure that the new input entered by the user overwrites the old username passed to UserOutput
  • Add two-way-binding to your input (in UserInput) to also display the starting username
  • Add styling of your choice to your components/ elements in the components – both with inline styles and stylesheets

I had a bit of problem passing properties to the components and adding styles with inline css styles. Since I’m still a bit new to React I had to keep going back to old code to remind myself how to do certain things. I did manage to fulfill all the instructions for the assignment

React assignment.

New ways to watch the Winter Olympics ?!

One important event happening right now is the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Trying to catch up or stay caught up with […]

One important event happening right now is the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Trying to catch up or stay caught up with the results can be difficult. NBC has created a way to watch live/virtual reality video. According to an NBC article, there’s an NBC Sports VR app there is footage available to watch on the VR headsets.

Some people may feel like this technology is too much. Others may feel the new technology is helpful and something new. I feel like I am just confused by this technology and the hyper; links within the article was not really helpful. One thing I like is that on the Discovery Page on Snapchat you can see whats going on within the Olympics.

The new technology gives you access to get a feel of actually being there and knowing the results when everyone else see’s them. Buzzfeed invested into NBC and they are working with each other to create  better content for Snapchat.

 

“Keeping my Sanity” with Kevelyn Vargas

Kevelyn Vargas “Everything im not made me everything i am” – Kanye West IG- @bykevelyn Queens, NY What is Art to you? Art is my way of keeping my sanity because theirs no rules. That’s what’s dope about knowing the difference between design and art. I can do whatever I please with art, with design […]

Kevelyn Vargas

“Everything im not made me everything i am” – Kanye West

IG- @bykevelyn

Queens, NY



What is Art to you?

Art is my way of keeping my sanity because theirs no rules. That’s what’s dope about knowing the difference between design and art. I can do whatever I please with art, with design I’m solving visual problems.

Would you consider yourself an artist or a designer?

I’d consider myself both. I can be both just fine. I’m an artist when I have a vision in my mind that just urgently needs to be put on paper or a canvas. I’m a designer when I’m putting together a way for my clients customers to understand and communicate with them well.


So explain your creative process from the moment an idea pops into your head to it becoming reality?

I usually get inspired by my surroundings & I always carry a sketch book. I’m super detailed with my notes in my sketches so I never lose memory of the fire details that sparked my interest. When you have a vision you just have it, i guard it and pursue it.

Who and or what inspires you? 

I can be inspired by anything so I wouldn’t really like to put a label on it.

So why the rose? Like with the ice cream cone and the Hennessy  bottle, where did that concept arrive from?

Honestly, I have a deep connection with roses. My grandmothers name is Rosa & she will forever have my heart. The New York Rose Water piece was inspired by a funny conversation I had with my sister. The Rose Cone was inspired by a hot summer day.


So you’re pieces more than just being aesthetically appealing, they all carry some type of story behind them? 

Majority of them do, a handful don’t.

Is there anything you’ve learned about yourself thru art that you don’t think you would have learned other wise?

I’ve learned that I’m stronger that I thought I was. I used art as a way to heal myself and communicate with the world in a moment when I felt so misunderstood.


With that said, Where do you see your art taking you in the future? 

I’ll willing to go wherever it takes me, hopefully great places. But I know it’s something I know for a fact I’ll spend my lifetime doing.

Blog Helpers

Since I am using this website for one of my classes for school my professor introduced us to some websites […]

Since I am using this website for one of my classes for school my professor introduced us to some websites to help us get going and get people interested in our blog. This website gives different website or apps to help create creative, unique blogs. One of the things I do use now for my blogs is Grammarly. It’s really helpful, it checks your grammar and makes suggestions on how to fix them. It’s kind of like the spell check on the micorsoft word. I would recommend using Grammarly because it is convenient and accessible.

Copyblogger is also a good website because it offers tips to write professionally for your blogs. It offers tips for creative writing. I haven’t fully used it yet but I like the design. It draws you into the website and articles, kind of what I want my website to do. I will be using the website because one of the articles offers tips on identifying yourself as an artist.

These are just some helpful tips to look into if you are starting a blog or anything of that sort. I honestly think both websites work and will come in handy. I included links to every website I stated. I would recommend trying them and if you have any others let me know.