What I’d Tell My Younger Self About Learning Web Design

I can still remember how much there was learn when I first set out to be a web designer and front end developer. I didn’t and don’t mind learning, but there was a lot to learn just to reach the minimum requirements to create a website. The time to learn the necessary skills would be measured in years.

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Color Systems — Part 2

How do you describe color? What values can you measure to understand its properties? How do you ensure the color you see is the same one produced by a printer or computer monitor?

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Color Systems — Part 1

What is color? How do you define it? How do you describe it? How can we ensure that when you tell me to make something red, I make it the exact same red you intended? For centuries people have been developing systems to describe color to answer these questions.

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CSS Named Filter Effects — Non-Destructive Effects for Images and Elements

Like clipping and masking, filters have long been the domain of graphic editors. For example if you wanted to change the saturation of an image, you’d open an editor, make the changes, save the image, and be on your way. Before too long we’ll skip the graphic editor and filter our images through css alone.

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HSL Color Tool Now On GitHub

A little over a month ago I built a simple color tool to help myself learn a little more about color. I was specifically looking to understand the relationship between the hue, saturation, and lightness values that I read about and the rgb and hex values we typically use in css.

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