Web Designers need to learn a lot of things to become a well-rounded designer. Ranging from brushing up skills for web designing, web designers also have to learn to keep themselves up to date with latest coding skills, and also the best practices of creating the best user experience for the users when visiting the site or using the web app.
Fortunately, there are tonnes of great resources out there to aid especially the fresh designers along the way to become an experienced designer. Below, I’m going to introduce a couple of websites that are useful that covers many of the subjects that are related to web. Read on the find out!
Browser Diet will show you the many recommended ways to optimize and make your website load faster! Remember, the slower the website is, the lower the customer satisfaction will be!
Browser Hacks stores the hacks that you can use when debugging for specific browser. We all knew that it’s better to avoid hack as much as possible, but this site is a good reference. After all, we can put all the hacks in shame.css.
This is responsive
It’s undeniable that to make a website responsive has become the standard procedure for many web design projects, so it’s crucial to prep yourself up with responsive design skill. This useful site gathers the useful links of the inspiration, tutorial and resources to help you become a responsive master.
It’s become more common that, using icon font to display icons. It’s faster, easier to maintain, and also looks good on retina display. Fontello is a tremendous useful resources to generate your own icon sheets that is supported by major modern browsers.
More: Icomoon App
Brand identity style guides from around the world
Wonder how the brand style guides being created? No worries, follow this article by Logo Design Love to find out the real world examples, so that you can gain more confident when creating one for your client!
Typography is one major component in web and print design, so it’s essential to have the basic knowledge of the typography. Learn the terminology and the avoid the common mistakes when dealing with type.
Good user interface creates good user experience. When you are stuck on how to produce a good one, why not head yourself to Good UI for some idea?
52 weeks of UX
UX is a broad term and it’s not just about design, it’s more about observation, behaviour and human study. 52 weeks of UX is a website that will teach you the essential idea in 52 topics.
Beginner Guide to SEO
Another big pie of the web is SEO which stands for search engine optimization. Here in Moz (previously known as Seomoz), you will learn the foundation of good SEO. Alternately you can also check out the SEO guide by Google too.
More: Google SEO Guide (PDF)
26 things to note before you develop a website
You will never know how much you need to do before launching a site! This infographic will serve as a guideline for you on what you need to do, to launch a quality website.
Learn advanced HTML and CSS
In this website by Shay Howe, you will learn advanced front end skill, to prep yourself for more complex projects. Good stuff.
Designer School is an weekly updated online course teaching more than just web development syntax. Pretty awesome because it covers the new web development skills.
Pixel Perfect Handbook 2
Back to designing with Photoshop and Illustrator. This useful PDF will show you the best practices when working with graphic software and how to set the best environment for it to create pixel perfect design.
Build podcast is a show about technology tools for design and development. Each week, Sayanee will be creating a screencast that will take you through step-by-step in using one tool to build a little project, all in the fun spirit of hacking, creating and building stuff!
Lastly, follow this website to find the tips and tricks of web design and development from the experts.