Consolidation

Consolidation

Reading my previous post again helped me solidify what I really want to do from here on in. My goal now is to take my design skills to the next level but to also create a complete (as complete as I can make it that is) reference for myself. So over the next few weeks I will be consolidating everything I read into a single massive index of design knowledge. You can take a peek over at the Web Design Codex. As always, I welcome questions, comments, praise and flames. Hopefully I wont confuse the hell outta myself and not learn...
Reboot

Reboot

The title says it all, however, this is not a reboot of the design of this site, but a reboot of my skills as a web designer. You see, I’ve been designing sites for a very long time and I dabbled in all the newest trends as the technology of the interwebs evolved. My knowledge is incomplete, however. The missing bits and pieces prevent me from completing the puzzle so I’m taking a step back. My goal right now is the fill in the gaps in my knowledge of web design so that I can become better at what I ultimately want to do… create beautiful websites! Problem is, I don’t really know what those missing pieces are or where to find them so I’m going back to basics. This site (or part of it… I haven’t decided yet) will be dedicated to my (re)education in designing for the web and will serve as a future reference for me and hopefully some other poor schmo in my shoes. Now the seven of you reading this might say, “There are plenty of online resources already… why reinvent the wheel?” Short answer? Because I have to if I’m going to learn anything. You see, information on the web is scattered. There is no one place to get all your info from. I’ve read hundreds of articles and posts on dozens of sites about everything from why it’s important to add the appropriate doctype to an html document to adding the latest CSS3 eyecandy to a block of text. Most of those articles were good. Some of them were great. But all...