So, I’m going to pass straight over the debate over whether designers NEED to know how to code or not. I think the only expectation is that web designers understand the medium they design for. And that means HTML and CSS at least, which don’t count as coding, per se. The best part – once a […]
Ok, today’s post is all about having some fun with CSS.
We already know that we can use CSS to style document colors, change typefaces and lay out page elements.
That’s cool, but we can do so much more! How about transformations in three dimensions? Or re-creating the Star Wars introduction?
And the best thing is – these “advanced” techniques are actually super easy.
Sound fun? Let’s get started.
Hey everyone! Recently I asked everyone on the lukefabish.com newsletter if they’d like to see how I went from a basic React turorial: To this: They said YES 🙂 The writeup covers a lot of ground – from CSS to testing React with Enzyme – but it isn’t a technical tutorial. I describe some of […]
It’s a great question. Why?
So of course lots of people ask how they can learn it.
It has a reputation as being a simple language that’s easy to learn. Is that true?
No, not really.
Hello and welcome to this mega-introduction to React.js. Today we’ll walk through the basic concepts for React all the way to building a small React application. But first: why is it important to learn React? There are a few answers to that, but the easiest one is that part of being a ‘modern’ web developer […]
Being a developer means that you’re on a life-long learning journey. I think that’s a journey everyone should be on, but in the software world it’s mandatory.
Your current knowledge has a half-life of around five years – i.e. half of what you know now will be of no value to you in five years.
Brutal, I know.
But this isn’t a world for folks who don’t like to learn new things. Personally, I love learning new stuff 🙂
Today I’ll be talking about specific books you can use to learn new skills that’ll give you knowledge I believe will survive your whole career – and I hope that’s longer than five years!
I’ll concentrate on webpack because it:
So there’s every reason for learning it and spending some time finding out how it works.
What’s the most important part of a developer’s job?
I’ll make it easy for you – being a better developer.
Maybe your boss would have a different answer – “ship the product faster,” “ship with no defects,” & etc.
The thing is, being a better developer will help you do the things your boss wants, but more importantly it’ll make your job easier, reduce stress in your day to day life and radically improve your job prospects.