You may not give much thought to the font you currently use for coding. You are probably happy with the default monospaced font that comes with your favorite IDE and over time have become accustomed to it.
We web designers put a lot of hard work into our projects while keeping a number of goals in mind. For instance, we have to be cognizant of what our clients are trying to achieve. Then there are the issues of usability and accessibility. Performance and simplified future maintenance are certainly worthy goals as well.
You designed a new website, and you’re excited about it. You spent hours poring over the smallest details–finding just the perfect font, moving that icon down two pixels and over one, concocting a pleasantly eccentric color palette. What an incredibly perfect Sketch file, you think: Are there museums for this?
Web designers may use a number of techniques, approaches and philosophies while creating compelling and engaging digital interfaces. Each designer has their own preferences – some prefer to work from the top down, beginning with the most basic elements and building their product down to the last detail. This approach is the most common and often yields a well-thought out, quality product.
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In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to adapt a simple HTML blog layout into a WordPress theme. We’ll be using this static page as starting point.
A CSS framework is a piece of software that has a lot of options for you to use in your HTML development, potentially making it faster and easier for you to develop your website or web app. A CSS framework does this by containing predefined libraries of code. One example is a grid-based framework which sets up a multi-column arrangement with predefined pixel widths so you can focus on creating content instead of lining up blocks of text.
Every web developer should have in their toolbox a collection of CSS tools and resources like the ones outlined in this article. A set of techniques that you rely on and that are always at the ready to cover any possible eventuality.
You will find not a selection of the latest innovative CSS techniques (there are some) in this article, merely a collection of tools, resources and downloads that can be used by web designers for solutions to everyday CSS design and coding solutions.