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Day 48.

<div class="jumbotron">
    <div class='container'>
        <h1>Welcome to Pizzagram.</h1>
        <p>This is a website that includes amazing pictures of pizzas of all flavours. Buonissimo.</p>
        <p><%= link_to 'Sign Up >>', new_user_registration_path, class:"btn btn-primary btn-lg"%></p>

Instagram app coding proceeding. I got quite boring with the idea of replicating exactly this service, and I tried to spice it up a little bit, converting it into my personal version. As a stereotypical Italian, I chose to style is as Pizzagram, a social network of inviting pizza pictures.

Yes, sometimes coding gets a little repetitive. Especially if you still are in a beginner stage, where every little details can cost pain and long struggles to be fixed. The drawback is that we have a pretty accurate model of how our code should look like, once we will be good at writing it.

But a good piece of advice I can give to the newbies like me is: find ways to make the example projects more personal. Experiment. Mess up a little bit. It will put you in the unknown and outside your comfort zone, which is where you wanna be, to learn faster and better.

I always wondered where does all this modern, good looking CSS that we see nowadays in web applications come from. Apparently the majority of it comes from Bootstrap. If you look for a good and easy way to integrate fancy design into your application, give it a chance. It rocks.

Need a pizza now. Later!

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