“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…)
“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…)
“ Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind. ”
– Donald Knuth
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…)
“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.)