Two-Minute Tip of the week on web design, showing how to make responsive images using some easy CSS. With just a couple of lines of code, you’re on the way to ensuring your sites look good on mobile devices.
The Google Chrome Inspect Element tool is a crucial part of every web designer’s toolkit, helping us to research and explore new techniques on other websites, as well as to troubleshoot and experiment with our own code.
A couple of years back, I returned home from a two-week vacation, to find within my mountain of mail and email some notices from my hosting company to “cease and desist” with distributing the malicious code. What the… I checked out one of my sites, which fortunately was not something I was actively working on at the time, and found this image on my front page:
HTML is the backbone of the web. Every time you look at an article, a webpage, or any type of content on a digital screen, HTML is in there. HTML is a programming language, but as far as code goes, it’s about as easy as it gets. Considering the ubiquity of this language, its ease of use, and the fact that we consume and create digital content every day, it’s definitely worth your time to learn to speak the language.
Whether you’re learning web design, or to speak Nepalese, or to dance the tango, the approach we take to the learning experience can make the difference between realizing our dreams and tucking our tails between our legs (and turning the TV back on).
There are many effective tips and techniques for maximizing your learning potential, and it doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 86 – anyone can learn something new.
Before we get started designing and building a website, first we need to know what kind of site we want to create. Our first step should be making a plan. It doesn’t need to be a 50-page document; in fact, in the earliest stages of planning, the shorter the better. We want to sketch a road map, not create the engineering schematics for building every bridge and tunnel along the way. In this tutorial, we’ll cover the steps for creating our road map: the one-page site plan.
Adding pictures to posts and pages is pretty much standard fare on your site, quite obviously. Whether it’s a blog post or a page, the process of inserting an image is the same. In this example, I’ll cover how to add a picture that sits next to a block of text, and lets the text wrap around it.
Every blog post should have a relevant category applied to it, as this helps your readers to find similar types of articles they may want to read. Just like the newspaper is organized into specific categories of news, so will your blog posts. Here’s how to create blog categories in WordPress: