Review: SASS for Web Designers

product SASS for Web Designers by Dan Cederholm is from A Book Apart (2013). Like all the A Book Apart books, it’s brief and very good. And like all books from A Book Apart, it isn’t available new from anyone but them ....more

Social Media by the Numbers (Infographic)

I don’t like the title on this infographic, but I thought the numbers they report about the popularity of various social media platforms was interesting. Source: © vdebolt for Web Teacher, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | The post Social Media by the Numbers (Infographic) appeared first on Web Teacher ....more

How to Get Minority Girls Psyched about Programming (Video)

Black Girls Code, lead by Kimberly Bryant, is an awesome program. Here’s a look at what they do. © vdebolt for Web Teacher, 2013 ....more

5 Secrets to Speed up your Website

The average website user expects your website to load in 4 seconds or less. If your website is slow, not only are you losing so much business, but your SEO rankings also suffer. Speed optimization is important if you want to reduce the bounce rate of your website – the visitors will be happy, Google too will be happy with your site, and that can only translate to more business for your website ....more

Web Teacher’s Top 10 Posts of the Year

Here’s what hit the sweet spot with readers on Web Teacher this year. Tip: Styling the label element with CSS Style a fieldset with rounded corners using CSS 10 Quotes All Graphic Designers Should Know By Heart Style Fieldsets like a Pro ARIA Roles 101 Tip: What is a Wrapper Div? Three examples of fieldsets styled with CSS How to make HTML5 semantic elements more accessible Best 5 WordPress Plugins for Managing Multiple Blogs CSS3 Transitions: The basics Thanks for reading! ...more

Top 10 Issues Graphic Designers Will Face in 2014

The world of design is ever-evolving, which is why staying abreast of design trends and changes in the marketplace is so critical to your success as a designer. Whether you work for a design firm or for yourself as a freelance designer, you should be prepared for upcoming challenges. To help you prepare, here are the top 10 issues web designers and graphic designers will face in 2014 ....more

Syntax Blindness

An interesting post from Khan Academy about Newbie Syntax Blindness got me thinking about teaching syntax. First let me point out that Khan Academy is dealing with a different situation than face-to-face teaching. Their problem is about finding ways to alert students who are working online with useful messages about what their syntax errors might be ....more

10 Video Tools Designers will Love

[Note. Take a second look at this gem from the archives.] The mass popularity of video presents opportunities for graphic designers to dabble into video editing. Even if you’re not going to do video editing professionally, learn enough to make it part of your skill set, because video is likely to rule the future ....more

The Unicorn Institute

Have you noticed what Leslie Jensen-Inman and Jared Spool are doing at The Unicorn Institute? Anyone with an interest in web education should take a look at what they are doing and join them in their effort. Here’s the goal ....more

Review: Designing for Behavior Change

product Designing for Behavior Change: Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics by Stephen Wendel is from O’Reilly (2013). The book is aimed at app developers who want to make a product that will be used regularly and will cause people to change their daily habits and routines. It’s full of ideas, examples, studies, and information to help you plan, design, test, and deploy an app that will help people make a change ....more