What’s New in Bootstrap 4.4.0 and 4.4.1

At the end of November 2019, the Bootstrap team released a new version which contained some very notable updates. This post will highlight some of these updates and how they can help you in your projects. New Responsive Containers You can now create responsive containers using one of these classes .container-(sm, md, lg, xl) This… Read more »

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New HubSpot Modules – Name Anchor and Top Announcement Bar

I created two new HubSpot modules I wanted to let you know about.   Name Anchor – Free This module can be added above forms or section titles to easily create name anchors. The module also includes code to make it scroll smoothly to the destination on the page. Demo  |  Get on HubSpot Top Announcement Bar –… Read more »

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My 7 Tips for Learning the Artistic Side of Web Design

This is a great question and something I have been thinking a lot about. Especially in how to teach this skill online vs a classroom setting. If I had to pick four important factors to becoming a good designer they would be. Pencil sketch before moving to the computer Sketch a lot of thumbnails with… Read more »

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What Is the Best Way to Learn Web Development?

Learning Web Development is Like Learning How to Paint Let’s say you wanted to become a painter. Where would you start?   How would you feel if your first painting looked like the one below?   I believe painting by numbers teaches the mechanics and joy of painting to beginners. It quickly builds confidence. You… Read more »

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Web Design Trends and How They are Influenced By Large Brands

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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5 Common Problems Web Developer Beginners Face and How to Fix Them

When I began learning web design, I built websites using Adobe Dreamweaver because I could see a visual output of what I was building. This was familiar to me because I was used to designing in Illustrator and Photoshop. However, when the site wasn’t working I had no choice but to use the source code tab and… Read more »

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