A friend asked for help regarding learning to code and design for the web today. so I thought I should share more books and tools on Web Design. By the way, I wrote about learning about HTML and CSS before, do check that out.
The Best Programming Language
There are a lot of programming languages and it’s important you find the one you’re interested in. First, check out this handy tool to know the Best Programming Language you should learn this year. Second, check out the tools I handpicked below. And last, just let your creativity flow and never stop learning. For example, I learned HTML first before CSS. Over the years, these two languages have been evolving, I read books and online tutorials to keep myself up to date.
So once you’ve chosen the programming language you want to learn, what’s next? This is my favorite part, now, let me show you the tools that I love.
A Book Apart books are also my favorites. They are concise and well-designed! I read all kinds of design books from logo to print design too. Specifically, I love Phaidon Design books. The Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips is cool.
Primer is an app by Google with which you can learn new marketing skills. Marketing? Yes. Because a significant part of designing for the web is marketing. I believe that designers, marketers and developers will work more effectively if they learn a thing or two from one another.
Subscribing to websites is an easy way to receive design ideas, news, and tutorials in your inbox. For example, HackDesign e-mail lessons are pretty handy. Designlab has a newsletter series on responsive design here. Google Design has resources list and useful articles. Web Field Manual is worth a look. Design Hunt is pretty!
Further to that, I subscribe to TNW Deals and Mightydeals for current deals on learning courses and design deals. Another notable directory is SkillStack, it contains a lot of resources to help you learn how to code and design among others. Freebiesbug is an awesome source of web design tools. Startup Stash, Web Design News and Makerbook are curated directories of resources & tools to help you build your startup or learn something new! Tutset is a good place to start to learn web design & web development.