Learning to code with HTML and CSS

There are so many different websites and resources that you can use for learning to code, and sometimes it can be extremely overhwelming to find out what’s right for you.

I worked as a Graphic Designer for over 6 years working on all sorts of print work, eventually settling into doing digital design. I reached a point where I needed to know more about what sort of freedom I could have with my designs and also the limitations. It’s good to work with a more experienced developer to find out, but I think it’s incredibly important to start making your own decisions about your designs without the need to consult someone every time you want to explore a design that might push the boundaries.

I dabbled in and out of HTML and CSS but at some point I believe you have to push yourself to start coding and just dive in, don’t be afraid of the code! It’s actually more similar to design software than you think, just look at it as a tool like Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator.

One of the best references I can recommend is HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites by Jon Duckett. You can purchase this on Amazon for as little as £12.99. It has a brilliantly designed layout which displays different snippets of HTML in a easy to understand and digestable way.