Posts Categorized: CSS

March
18
2014

March – Week 3

“Day by day, the number of devices, platforms, and browsers that need to work with your site grows. Responsive web design represents a fundamental shift in how we’ll build websites for the decade to come.”
– Jeffrey Veen

This week take a look at this page. Woah, link overload, (I like to avoid just dumping links on you as I guess your reaction might be like mine; too much to take in) well I’ve picked out some for you to read. (more…)

March
10
2014

March – Week 2

“Any code of your own that you haven’t looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else.”
– Eagleson’s law

This week I built a website for my girlfriend, I used a free PSD which I came across and sublime text to make a one page site. I learnt a lot about CSS by trying to move and push Divs around the page. The site is the front page of a craft store, while I think the result is quite decent, there are a few problems which make it relatively obsolete today. (more…)

February
18
2014

February – Week 3

I certainly don’t want to dissuade the newcomers in the audience. Instead, I’d simply recommend that they be prepared for the long-haul. Development isn’t something that you knuckle down and learn in six months (despite what some infomercials may say). It’s a non-stop battle, not too dissimilar from an RPG. Little by little, your skills level-up. But it’s a slow process. The key is to love it, and to never stop…even when you’re overwhelmed with frustration and confusion.
– Jeffery Way – Owner of Laracasts and developer evangelist

We’re breaking out of the Sandbox today and getting into a different style of learning: screencasts (or tutorial videos or instructional AV experiences…). Now you might suspect watching someone type while you hurriedly struggle to catch up a more regressive style than the interactive Codecademy style tasks. Well, I really encourage you to try them. (more…)

February
10
2014

February – Week 2 – CSS

“If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius”
– Larry Leissner

Next up is CSS (cascading style sheets – always makes me think of a waterfall).

Crude analogy: the clothes, the makeup, the fleshy skin (yuck!) of our site. It gives a our Portsmouth car park a makeover, paint-job and softens the angles. CSS is powerful and it’s newest incarnation – CSS3 – allows web designers to create attractive sites without having to rely on lots of embedded images.(I really like that site, it’s almost so bad it’s good. Almost.)
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