how to make your website look straight out the late 2000s ?

I cut my teeth in Web design and dev in the 90s-2000s .It was a crazy time, not many rules but plenty of constraints.What I don’t miss is the client comments “this doesn’t look very fun, can you make it more fun?”“ it needs to pop more”“Make the buttons look like buttons”“It just doesn’t grab me”Maybe I was a bad designer, but I was always chasing an unknown feeling. I guarantee the designers for iCarly wanted to shoot themselves before making it “pop” any more.I think one of the major differences today is the interface. Back then we were designing everything, everything had fun containers, shadows, borders, etc. Whitespace? What’s that? Eew! Today we don’t add extra chrome to the interface, we let the device be that chrome now. It just took us 20 years to let the content shine and not the interface.

8 CSS & JavaScript Snippets for Creating Paginated Navigations

Pagination is one of those little design necessities that often gets overlooked. But for blogs and other content-heavy sites, it provides an important means of navigating between pages. A well-crafted paginated website can encourage users to explore further what you have to offer. Some designers dare to take pagination to the next level. Here’s a…

25+ Best Android Phone & Tablet Device Mockups (Free & Pro)

When showcasing an app or a website design, it’s important to use the device mockups that represent the right platform. Never make the mistake of using an iPhone mockup to present an Android app design. Most designers often use iPhone mockups to showcase their designs. But, if you want to make a bigger impact with…

Smashing Podcast Episode 39 With Addy Osmani: Image Optimization

In today’s episode of the Smashing Podcast, we’re talking about image optimization. What steps should we follow for performant images in 2021? I spoke with expert Addy Osmani to find out. Show Notes “Image Optimization,” Addy Osmani Addy on Twitter Addy’s personal website Weekly Update Meet :has, A Native CSS Parent Selector (And More)written by…

Exploring the Use of Sticky Vertical Navigation in Web Design

Navigation in website design typically only includes the same basic menu items, modestly sit in the header, and always greets the viewer from the outset. Since the popularization of the hamburger button, nothing earth-shattering has happened in navigation design. But some web designers have dared to change that by using the unconventional yet elegant sticky…

Starting Web Development Bootcamp – any advice?

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. I’ve joined this subreddit in consideration of some recent career pursuits to work toward learning how to code and up-skill on my web development expertise.Quick background – my experience is between academic administration and technology. I have my Associates, Bachelors, and a Masters in Higher Education – currently 27 and working for a technical startup. Through my career history both in college and post grad – I’ve done quite a bit of technical work and operations for both university and startups which has included management of websites/knowledge base sites.I’ve had very intermediate experience coding HTML, Java, and CSS – I’ve worked closely with development teams on code updates, learning how to set up redirects, and have picked up general bits of knowledge along the way. I essentially understand the foundations of certain code languages and have used these (since MySpace days!) to either do small coding for companies/school, Wordpress projects, or explaining code/use cases for articles I’ve written respectively in my current role.For the last year, I’ve really been exploring an opportunity to invest in that will benefit in the long term. I love designing user experiences, am super passionate for content, and always found coding fascinating – I joked if I had the patience and brain to be a Computer Science or engineering major I could’ve pursued (advanced math is not my strongest so I didn’t go this route).I can truly see myself building on this experience in the next few months-year with the right discipline, practice, and would want to bring this type of experience into my current/future career work opportunities and use it for personal web projects.I’ve signed up for this self learn program on Udemy (love their website): https://www.udemy.com/course/the-web-developer-bootcamp/?utm_source=email-ProMy questions are:Is it possible to learn web development and be successful in it without a formalized degree?What has your experience been like working or pursuing web development?Is there any specific or major learning curve for someone whose not strongest in mathematics (I can manage if needed/sort out algorithms) but am generally curious if this will inhibit me?What are your personal pros and cons?I’m really looking for some general insight as I start this! I snagged the course for relatively cheap so hoping the return on investment to learn web development was a wise purchase.Thank you to everyone and anyone who takes the time to connect here. I really appreciate it.