Old-timer web designer looking to get back up to speed with HTML5
May 11, 2012 4:23 PM Subscribe
I need to do a bit of web design and I haven't done any since people were still using tables to position things. Point me to a good book and/or online tutorial to help me put together a relatively contemporary-looking site.
posted by Joey Buttafoucault to computers & internet (14 answers total) 66 users marked this as a favorite
More background: I am a competent back-end coder (i.e., I can write in Perl, C, do database design, etc.), but the last time I wrote a front-end page for people to, you know, look at, the div tag was a newfangled thing. So, I'm looking for web design tips that are currently useful for someone with that background. At the moment, a static site for viewing on laptops is OK; I don't need Web 2.0 / AJAX functionality or a mobile version or mobile app or anything like that (yet).
I'm willing to buy a good book but would be happy to hear about online tutorials. For instance, I will start with w3cschools.com, but would love other ideas as well.