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Web Design Learning Guides

Collections of posts that take you through a particular topic or project.
  • Ajax series

    This series aims to familiarize front-end designers and newbie developers with AJAX, an essential front-end technique. Loading content “asynchronously” is helpful for keeping the initial weight of a page low, instead presenting certain information only when the user specifically asks for it. 

    Follow  as he explains the concepts behind AJAX, using JavaScript and jQuery examples to practice what you learn.

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  • Mm

    Middleman is “a static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development”. In this series, follow Ed Wassermann as he takes you through the basics, then onwards to a complete project build.

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  • Inspiration

    Over the course of this series we’ll be pulling inspiration on a number of topics, directly from the web. We’ll be looking at examples, design leaders, questioning trends, and scrutinising techniques you can use in your own work. If you have ten minutes to spare, dig in and get inspired!

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  • Bourbon series

    Bourbon is a smooth and refined Sass mixin library for designers. It has a minimalistic approach and is serious about creating quality, scalable, semantic code. In this series we’ll take a distinguished look at the Bourbon library, along with its siblings Neat, Refills, and Bitters.

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  • Portfolio series

    In this tutorial series follow Adi Purdila as he explains how to design a minimal eCommerce theme in Sketch. You’ll not only learn the proper structure of an eCommerce website, but you’ll also get some cool Sketch tips and tricks to improve your workflow.

    In the end, you’ll have put together an “eCommerce Portfolio” theme design that you can use in your own projects.

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  • Postcss preview

    If there’s one thing you really need to know about PostCSS, it’s that you should learn what it is and how to use it ASAP.

    In this series, Kezz Bracey takes a deep dive into PostCSS and will take you through all the major ways you can use it. If you haven’t already had your mind blown by what PostCSS is capable of, get ready for a brave new CSS world!

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