Resources For Designers

paperAs a designer it’s important to be on the lookout for useful resources. In this ever changing and evolving field, it helps to keep oneself updated on the latest technology, web design standards and practices, tips and tools. There are numerous resources out there. Listed here are a few good ones designers should know about…

CSS Tutorials

This resource is a treasure of informative tutorials, articles and examples:

It offers a lot of helpful information through articles and references. I could spend hours absorbing information on this website!

  • HTML5 and CSS3 (including a wonderful reference section)
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Mobile
  • Cloud
  • Tools

They even have a podcast section and forums – A truly wonderful resource!

screenshot of site

CSS Tools

There are many useful CSS tools. Here are two:

Text Wrapper using CSS

This tool generates a way to wrap text into a shape. I think this might be useful on some occasions, but I wouldn’t over use this tool. Still, it’s nice to have the option:

text in a circle

CSS Code Correction

CSS Lint

This website is a great way to check CSS code. It claims that it may “hurt your feelings but it will make for better code!

CSS Lint screen shot

CSS Lint

HTML5/CSS Frameworks

For a framework that offers HTML5 and CSS3 as well as JavaScript, here is a good resource: Here is a video they have on how to use this framework.

To learn more about 52framework, there is a good article about how to use the framework and tips to make it more efficient.

Another good resource for an HTML framework is

There really is an enormous amount of web design resources. Hopefully some of these resources will be helpful.

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