OneMillionTrip.com – long story short

I found a youtube clip, created by ‘mad’ guy, Władysław Labuda, who already circumnavigate the earth once, and was planning new adventure to earn 1 milion zloty’s (about 300k $) for 10 charity organisations.

So I write to him if he needs some help.
He said yes, and that’s how our cooperation started.

There was 2 things to do:

1. www.onemilliontrip.com

2. Insert a 1 million pixels to buy to website.

So I started from researching script. After a couple of existing solutions, I decided to use original milion dollar script (the first one).

For more details, you can find it here: https://milliondollarscript.com

After a couple of tries and script builds, pixels were ready to go.

 

Next comes the site. I really wanted to remind my web programming skills, and because I had a plan to build really simple website, and do it from scratch, with pure html and css, everything clear and pretty, no unnecessary line of code.
It took me more than I thought, when I started to test it on different devices, but after about a week first version of onemilliontrip.com was ready. (I was doing it late evenings after work)

But It wasn’t good at all. It was working but looked pretty bad. Small piece below:

onemilliontrip website

And when Władek asked me to add a small text to button, I break my assumption, because it bring a lot frustrations to me, and offcourse a lot of unnecessary lines of code. I finished this version one with local design of monster like this:

onemilliontrip website

And I don’t want to mention responsivity of this.

So… Bootstrap for rescue!
It takes me about 3 hours to create site You can see currently. (I didn’t used to use bootstrap so there was a lot of documentation scanning).
I’m attaching screens just to save it:

onemilliontrip onemilliontrip2

Lesson from this project:
1. “Bootstrap as long as possible” It’s a quote which I heard not a long time ago, but I’ll stick to this 100%.
2. It’s worth helping others. We found out that we can help each other.
3. Probably You will see a product of this cooperation soon. (Which won’t happen if I didn’t just email Władysław)

But my question is, in era of wordpress, bootstrap, joomla and all this technologies, is there any reason to build a website from scratch? Because I can’t find one now.

And offcourse if You want to help in project, go to www.onemilliontrip.com and put 1 zł/$/£ to the stack!

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