In today's digital age, having a well-crafted resume is essential for securing that dream job. However, the process of creating and formatting a professional resume can be a daunting task. This is where a custom resume builder comes to the rescue. Imagine having the ability to design and generate your CV with just a few clicks, all within the confines of your web browser.
We'll provide you with the knowledge to construct a resume builder from the ground up and offer you the complete source code for your reference. With this, you'll have the power to customize and tailor your resume builder to meet your unique requirements.
So, let's embark on this exciting web development journey and resume crafting. By the end of this guide, you'll be equipped with the skills to create a personalized resume builder that can help you, and others, put your best professional foot forward. Let's get started!
Step 1 (HTML Code):
To get started, we will first need to create a basic HTML file. In this file, we will include the main structure for our resume builder.
After creating the files just paste the following codes into your file. Make sure to save your HTML document with a .html extension, so that it can be properly viewed in a web browser.
Let's break down the code step by step:
1. <!DOCTYPE html>: This declaration at the very beginning of the HTML document specifies the document type and version being used, which is HTML5 in this case.
2. <html>: The root element that contains the entire HTML document.
3. <head>: This section contains metadata about the document and information for browsers. Inside the <head> element, you have:
- <meta charset="utf-8">: Specifies the character encoding for the document as UTF-8, which is a widely used character encoding for handling various character sets.
- <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">: Suggests to Internet Explorer to use the latest rendering engine available.
- <title>Resume/CV Builder</title>: Sets the title of the web page to "Resume/CV Builder," which appears in the browser's title bar or tab.
- <meta name="description" content="">: Provides a brief description of the page content. The content attribute is empty in this case, but it can be filled with an actual description.
- <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">: Defines the viewport settings for responsive web design. It ensures that the webpage adapts to the width of the device's screen.
- <link>: These <link> elements are used to include external CSS stylesheets. One links to the Bootstrap CSS framework, and the other links to a custom stylesheet named "styles.css."
4. <body>: The main content of the web page is placed within the <body> element. It contains various elements, including buttons, forms, and sections for building a resume.
- <div class="nav">: This <div> represents a navigation bar at the top of the page. It contains buttons for actions like downloading, saving, and returning to the home page.
- <div class="resume" id="resume">: This <div> represents the main content area for building a resume. Inside it, there's a <section> element with the id "print," which presumably contains the resume content.
- Within the "resume" section, there are various sub-sections and elements for entering and displaying information related to a person's resume. These include name, contact details, skills, languages, achievements, interests, profile, education, and a customizable "new section."
This is the basic structure of our resume builder using HTML, and now we can move on to styling it using CSS.