By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, June 10, 2015
CSS is the design language of the web, but for many it’s a black art at best. Designers bemoan the inconsistencies, limitations, and quirks of CSS, and developers wring their hands at CSS’ lack of logic, variables, and other constructs that help make code flexible and reusable.
Turns out all you need to solve both problems is a little Sass.
Sass stands for “Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets” and it’s become an incredibly popular way to work with CSS. In this article we’ll take a look at how it helps simplify and extend the CSS workflow for developers and designers alike.
By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Having a website is now table stakes for today’s working professionals (and darn near a requirement for anyone doing business in this day and age), and Dreamweaver’s always been a great choice for building and maintaining websites.
However, Dreamweaver is also a professional application with tons of functionality packed inside, and can prove difficult to learn. Here’s a roadmap showing you how to build a website with Dreamweaver — as well as a strong foundational skill set for building websites in general.
By Starshine Roshell | Friday, December 05, 2014
“I’m doing it. Next semester, I’m going all in with lynda.com.”
So begins a recent blog post by John Drake, a web development professor at East Carolina University.
“I plan on chucking my existing textbook and instead requiring students to use the training videos to learn HTML, CSS, and PHP. … I am done lecturing in the classroom for this course.”
By Starshine Roshell | Sunday, November 09, 2014
Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness as a teen, Jess Dang promised herself that if she lived to age 30, she would do something to help people lead healthier lives.
So at 30, she quit her job at a high-profile company and launched a website that teaches folks how to cook simple meals using real food.
And she credits lynda.com with helping her do it.
By Chris Converse | Thursday, August 14, 2014
When considering user experience for mobile, speed of download is a huge factor. People are typically using a cellular data plan when browsing on phones, and website performance is rarely optimal under these circumstances.
Here are some techniques for reducing the number of times your web page needs to go back to the server to “ask for more” files.
By Joseph Lowery | Monday, August 11, 2014
Having reached the ripe age of 15, Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2014 is a precocious teenager.
This widely popular web design program is capable of simultaneously showing off big, wowza new features while casually accepting major productivity advancements with a no-big-deal attitude.
The latest version of Dreamweaver has ample new features from both the sonic barrier-shattering and the subtle-but-essential varieties.
Let’s take a tour of the new features in Dreamweaver.
By Scott Fegette | Sunday, June 29, 2014
Fonts used to be limited in number and flexibility for web designers. Those days are over. Although web typography still isn’t perfect, support for rich browser-based typography is comprehensive enough to stop waiting. It’s time to make your site’s text as beautiful as its layout and design by learning how to use web fonts in your designs.
By Morten Rand-Hendriksen | Wednesday, June 11, 2014
One of the most popular requests I’ve received from lynda.com members is for a course on how to build WordPress themes from scratch. I’m excited to announce that WordPress: Building Themes from Scratch Using Underscores has finally come to fruition. The course is an introduction to WordPress theme design and development, a best-practice example of a mobile-first, standards-based web development process, and a first-hand look at my personal approach to custom WordPress projects. Just as importantly, it’s an introduction to Simone—the WordPress theme that I build in the course itself, which is now available for free in the WordPress Theme Directory.
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