Designer School

Welcome to the new Designer school

Designer School is back, with a new design and new ideas. The site has been rebuild from the group up and I have some exciting things to share with you all.

Writing CSS (and SASS) that doesn’t suck

Working at an agency, I sometimes have the pleasure (misfortune?) of taking over a front–end project started by a freelancer that we’ve brought in. More regularly, I inherit some code written by a developer in our team at TMW, but front–end may not be their main skill.

Google Developer Tools

When developing sites you will run into issues where the markup you have written isn’t working like you would expect, this is where you will need to use Google Developer Tools. In this post we will talk about how to get the most out of the tools Google offers you and how to use them effectively.

Advice on building your portfolio

Whether you are a designer or developer, the one thing we all have in common is we all have our own online portfolio. A simple search on Dribbble will show you a endless stream of nice looking portfolios, but what makes a great portfolio? In this post I am going to share with you what I believe makes a great portfolio.

Staying Current with Design and Development

The worlds of web design and development are in a constant state of flux. It grows increasingly difficult to stay up-to-date on current trends and thought patterns, especially if your day job doesn’t have anything to do with either. I’ve found it handy to have a limited number of reliable resources which you can trust to provide helpful, relevant information without becoming overwhelmed. Here’s a list of my favorites:

Sass – The Logical Step Forward

As stated on the Sass website “Sass makes CSS fun again”. This could not be a truer statement, and I now find it almost impossible to writing vanilla CSS (non Sass CSS). In this lesson we will talk about how to get Sass set up on your machine and the best way to use Sass and what it can do for you.

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