But these templates do not deal with payments, the react templates do not even have the backend - so there's no way to add more items to the database. The main reason that I didn't do that is because I thought employers wouldn't see that anyway (they wouldn't have the authentication info) hence I focused on what they could see
I searched dev.to and focusing on one project and fleshing it out is highly recommended, and I'll do that, but after 6 years of focusing on another part of my life I really want to get an entry job. Last time I checked I have the following
- ecommerce layout: where I focused on design, it's responsive,I tried hard to not keep it conventional.
- Artist portfolio: I made up a person, as if they are a painter and needed a website.
- book ecommerce: has sections like: discounts, author of the week, newsletter section, blog post section
- Book author site (think wikipedia for few authors): Timeline, quotes, books, bio - all in one page
- A site for Picasso: totally different design
In short, if the job description was strong design, css and html skills, and knows how to work with react (consume APIs), I know for a fact, if all else is equal, I'm the guy for the job I have an eye for design, attention to detail, strive to not be boring
(I sound like a big headed so and so, I'm sorry.)
I feel akward, shy, something in my mind tells me I blew it by not working for six years. Another part of me says that I desperately need to get into this field this year (I'll soon be 30).
Assuming those static sites are what I think they are (unique, responsive and shows I'm good with JS and react), do you think I have a strong chance to get hired for an entry job or should I really focus on building a full app?
I feel like with my track record, all I have is an overall passion to be laser focused on improving parts of my life that need improving (got the disability thing done, now career - but unlike improving my disability, I feel like career depends on others to let me in), and a portfolio. I'm asking whether the above portfolio would be good enough, or should I focus on building a full app before thinking of applying.
I can build full apps, I have created mini demos on authentication and everything that would go into making a full app, I just loved working on the above, and now I feel like creating an app that I'd be proud of might take months!?!
The apps I want to work on are: github manager, and a text editor (electron or web based). None of which are unique ideas but ...