Designer School

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.

CSS at Lonely Planet

CSS at Lonely Planet

Inspired by Mark Otto's post Github's CSS I thought I would quickly jot down how Lonely Planet’s CSS is structured. I thought it was interesting to read some of the parallels and it’s good to share how we work.

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.

Sass – The Logical Step Forward

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.

Three rules for anyone starting web design

This post may be a little early for some, but there are plenty taking the course who are looking for web design work. These are some lessons I have learnt when trying to find freelance work.

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