Friday Favorites: 1/8/2016

Friday Favorites

Most Interesting Article I Read This Week

File this under “I wish I’d written that…” You never learned to code? Start here. is a great overview article for beginning web designers and web developers. Don’t be intimidated by the title, it’s not just about “coding” but about building web pages and more. I love that it starts out by figuring out what language you should learn first. And it goes well beyond just HTML, so for those of you who don’t think writing HTML is programming, you’re covered.

The article is long, but worth it if you’re struggling with what language to learn or how to break into programming. Even if you just want to decide what to learn next, this is a great overview of some good choices.

Git Is My New Favorite Tool

I’m currently moving most of my projects into Git using BitBucket. It’s been really great for both collaboration with other designers abut also just keeping track of changes to everything from my latest book project to the WordPress themes I’ve been working on.

I was using a GUI to interface with Git, but I’ve found that I like the command line interface better. I’m so much faster just typing than I am with the mouse.

Quote of the Week

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”
— Seneca

What Are You Working On?

I’m working on:

  • A new book on Cool CSS
  • A video course covering HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and Git
  • Three different WordPress themes
  • Four different websites

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