Polishing Up Your Front-End Development Skills
As interactive designers, we live in such an exciting time. We have rich typography, layout and interaction options that were severely lacking only a few years ago. Many of us have picked up HTML and CSS along the way. If you want to push your front-end development skills, there are some great resources that will help you sharpen your skills.
As mobile use climbs, responsive design provides several wonderful opportunities for us to better serve our clients. We believed in the power of responsive design when the first articles began appearing on A List Apart.
Below are two great books to help you get started:
Last week, I stumbled upon a great resource for sophisticated HMTL5/CSS 3 examples (as well as jQuery integration). The good folks at typanus.net have cooked up some great demos. For example, take a look at the following demo on CSS transitions:
Not only are the CSS3 transitions amazing, the design examples in the demo are well done. If you want push your HTML5/CSS 3 skills, head on over to:
When you finished this, first, you should give yourself a pat on the back. It should take a couple of days to complete, but Code Avengers will be there to hold your hand with each step. Then, you should head over to AppendTo to check out their free videos on jQuery.
But the time you finished the videos, you’ll be ready to get some hands on jQuery experience. And last, go through the demos/tutorials at: http://jqueryfordesigners.com/
With a competitive market, we need to insure we have the best tools available to serve our clients. It may mean stretching our skills a bit. Of course, all this being said, it is important to know your limits. Choose wisely and have fun learning!