/ Web

Great Intro to Web Design

So today I thought I'd brush up a little on some web design basics. It's been awhile since I've reviewed a few things, and now with all the new HTML5 and CSS3 stuff out there, I thought it might be good to spend the afternoon doing a little review.

I found this new series of tutorials out there called Web Development from Scratch over on NetTuts+. I thought I would check them out, and boy were they helpful! If you're new to Web Design, or just need a quick refresher course like me, you should definitely check it out!

[caption id="attachment_1267" align="aligncenter" width="570"]My work in progress My work in progress during the tutorials[/caption]

Now, if you're already pretty good at this stuff, I will warn you that these are "beginner" lessons, so I would only watch the ones with titles that strike you as something you need a refresher on. I found myself skimming through several of the earlier ones since I already knew most of it. But again, these are a great resource for a quick intro into web design, and you should really check them out!

Here's a list of everything this tutorial covers:
  1. Choosing an Editor
  2. HTML Tags
  3. The Obligatory Hello World
  4. Headings
  5. The Style Attribute
  6. External Stylesheets
  7. Folder Organization
  8. List, Blockquotes, and Images
  9. Forms
  10. Anchors
  11. Navigation
  12. Basic Layout
  13. Layout Fragments
  14. List Item Styling
  15. Helpful Dev Web Apps

It looks like they might have more tutorials coming up soon, so keep an eye out for more, but I'm not sure.

Again, these are very basic, but I can see them being super helpful for someone starting out. They are probably the best tutorials I've seen for learning the basics. And even if you are super experienced, at least check out the last one, "Helpful Dev Web Apps," because that one has great tools for everyone to use.

If you check it out, drop your thoughts below in the comments. Or if you have some other tutorials for Web stuff, throw those down there too. I'd love to hear what you've found helpful!