This Week in Learning

December 1, 2008 - By

Too often I find a web project comes with such a tight deadline that there is no time for experimentation. This is one of the troubles when the web dev becomes the last rung on the ladder to a launch.

Last week I wrote about CSS Grids. This is for a rather large project that I look forward to talking about in depth in a couple months. As a key member of the team I have a lot more say – and I get a fair bit of say in the deadline. As such, I have been doing a fair bit of experimentation with some technologies and scripts I’ve had my eye on for a while.

Nice Forms 2.0 Nice Forms is a js / css package that allows for some very tasty styling of forms. One thing that has always bugged me is that form elements are usually controlled by OS and browser. Buttons in particular have drastically different looks from Mac to PC. Nice Forms finally takes back control.

jQuery I’ll be the first to admit I should have been playing with this js library sooner! jQuery is one of the more popular libraries on the market today, and it allows for some very nice effects and functionality on websites. For programmers it’s probably a dream, and for designers and developers there are so many resources for easy to add scripts. It’s delicious.

Web Developers Advent Calendar It’s December, which means the 24 Days Advent Calendar has begun. Everyday from now until Christmas well known rock-stars of the web world are sharing great tutorials and tips for web nerds. There are some great archives as well.

And of course, another great resource is a decent vocabulary. You’re never too old to learn new words.

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