SlideRuler's UX Design School- Is a course composed of 116+ hours of videos, articles and blog posts, all free and accessible after a quick sign-up. The course is broken up into 11 chapters which cover UX, research, design, working in teams and how all these factors come together to make a cohesive product. I found the content informative and easy to follow. There are some lessons that are as short as a 3 minute video and others that are more detailed.
Front End Development is Development - I’ve been (mentally) wrestling myself in what I want to pursue in terms of web development. I relate and lean more to the front end, but sometimes get the feeling that it doesn’t feel like development or programming, as much as the back end and maybe isn’t considered as smart or as hard. The other night I was googling “is front-end development programming” while listening to Chris Coyier’s interview on CodeNewbie Podcast and I made my way over to his site, CSS-Tricks and came across “Front End Development is Development,” written by Geoff Graham, that reassured me that front end is development. We all have a role to play and although it might seem easier , we have different variables to deal with. I highly recommend you read the previous week’s article too, which is linked in the blog post.
CreativeBloq - As I was looking for fonts that resembled handwriting, I came across an article called “36 Great Free Handwriting Fonts” on CreativeBloq. I enjoyed their article but I noticed that while scrolling through it, I kept seeing other stories they were advertising on the side and opened those in a new tab. Within 10 minutes, I had over 15 new tabs opened. I lost myself in article after article. I know CreativeBloq is considered one of those standard “must read and subscribe” sites in the industry, and I’m here to tell you to click over, read, and subscribe. I’m a self-professed “Unicorn-in-training” and to me this site is Nirvana. It touches on art, design, ux/ui, color theory, typography and tech. You’re still reading? I told you two sentences ago to click over and read! Now, GO!