This week’s group chat was all about resources to test websites. Seeing as I’m still a newbie to all this, I didn’t have much to contribute. However, I learned a lot from my fellow classmates! Without further ado, here are my top tools to use when testing a website:
This week, we discussed several articles on space in design. The article I connected with the most was Space in Design Systems by Nathan Curtis on Medium
There is a line drawn in the sand (or maybe code) between designers and developers. It’s often argued about but never directly discussed. SPACE! So much rage, frustration, and confusion is encapsilated by a single concept. You know what I’m talking about. But maybe there is a solution!
Space epitomizes the ‘I design this way, you build that way’ gap between design and dev. – Nathan Curtis
Our latest assignment calls for us to redesign the discography home page we did awhile back using CSS Grid and Flexbox instead of the framework Bootstrap. After watching numerous videos and reading tons of articles by the pros, I think I finally got it!
This week’s group chat discussed the brand new CSS grid layout that hit the web recently. I could have REALLY used this for my last assignment! Trying to figure out floats and inline-blocks in CSS is quite the trip for a newbie developer. Shout out to all the extremely helpful developers on Twitter and in real life who helped me with that debacle.
It’s time to design layouts like we design everything else — typography, color — unique to each project -Jen Simmons
Jen Simmons’ article
on the new CSS grid layout enlightened me on what I need to focus on going forward. After reading her article, I scoured the web and Twitter on anything and everything I could find on this new layout and its future. There’s a lot of excitement about this. I guess my own frustrations about CSS layout were pretty commonplace.
For this week’s group chat we had to read two articles on popular framework site, Bootstrap. I haven’t gotten far enough in the coursework yet to have played around with Bootstrap but I’ve heard about it from friends and fellow students to be curious about it.
The pro-Bootstrap article can be found here.
The anti-Bootstrap article can be found here.
This past week we were tasked with watching the Lynda.com video series on CSS Visual Optimization with Justin Seeley. This video series takes you through how to make your code clean and readable. Basically, this was the video series I’ve been waiting for!!!