Design Trends, the Power of Influence, and Appropriate Design

Design Trends Think about all of the things you look at everyday: websites, movies, billboards, menus, youtube videos… Your eyes and brain are constantly absorbing information. All of this visual content is influencing your frame of reference. Some streams of images are more powerful and persistent than others. Take for example your computer, you could… Read more »

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Going from Print Design to Web Design – My Learning Story

Early in my career I worked as a graphic designer for an advertising agency. I mostly designed brochures and sales flyers but on one project we discussed building a website to get leads. After I had the design ready we met with the development team to discuss the project. Half way through the meeting I… Read more »

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The Four Stages of Learning

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” – Socrates The four stages of learning Earlier this month I received an email from Henry who shared his experience learning Java and web programming. It was so inspiring I decided to interview him to learn more about his motivation and learning path…. Read more »

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How Setting Goals and Losing Sleep Can Help You Learn Programming

In this post I will be interviewing Henry Grammy who who has learned the basics of HTML, CSS, C++, C#, and PHP in just 4-5 months. His story is motivational because it shows what can be accomplished when you set goals and challenge yourself to achieve them. If you are just starting out as a… Read more »

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Style Guides are Important but Often Ignored

“We began to refer to this living document as “a toolkit built in style guide form.” This achieved our goal to communicate our work…” – Mark Otto, creator of Bootstrap Framework   Style Guides are Important but Often Ignored Recently at work, one of our websites was redesigned to be mobile responsive. It was developed by… Read more »

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Sparky Bootstrap 3 Sass Starter Project and Tutorial

It was a challenge for me to understand Grunt, Sass, and GitHub. So I decided to share a starter project I use for each Bootstrap 3 Sass project as well as a video tutorial series to help you learn the workflow.. Sparky: A Bootstrap 3 Sass starter project I created a starter project that provides… Read more »

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Starting Front-end Development with Bootstrap Sass

“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” – Paula Scher, designer Good Reads Ways to Make Bootstrap Columns the Same Height JavaScipt for Web Designers: DOM Scripting [tool] I just heard about Adobe XD which looks like a great way to build prototypes other than… Read more »

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How to Reorder Columns with Bootstrap 4 Push Pull Classes

With Bootstrap 4 column ordering it is best to start out understanding how the natural or default column ordering works. When your browser reads your HTML code it reads from the top and works its way down reading left to right. So in a two column grid, the first column will be the first one… Read more »

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Bootstrap 3 PSD Grid Template – Photoshop Download

Do you design websites in Adobe Photoshop or in the browser? Personally, I recommend designing websites in Photoshop because it removes the design imposed by default styling of browser CSS and frameworks like Bootstrap. This will help websites look less like Bootstrap and more customized. The templates I created contain the minimum information you need… Read more »

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Bootstrap 4 Grid System Explained with Examples

The most important element of any CSS framework is the grid system. The Bootstrap grid has been used on many websites worldwide which makes it extremely stable. This cross-browser support is why you probably are considering using Bootstrap for your website (it was for me). In this post I will provide an overview of the… Read more »

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