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What you will get out of this book

This book is a must read for designers. Jarrod Drysdale

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Your HTML/CSS editor: where creativity goes to die

These days it seems as if all the awesome people in the industry design in the browser. But you know what? It's hard to get in the flow when you are coding. Designs turn out blocky and bland.

It feels like the only way to master HTML and CSS is to spend years bashing your head into your keyboard while wrestling with floats and clearing divs in obscure browsers.

It's hard to be creative in the browser because there is a huge wall of technical nonsense between the design in your head and the browser.

So you run right back into the open and waiting arms of your old friend, Photoshop.

Have you ever wanted to strangle Photoshop with your bare hands?

Or you could skip all of that and learn only what you need to know to get your job done as a designer

Here's what's in the book

Get a free chapter and a short video course all about flexbox

I learned more from just the sample chapter than everything else I’ve read.” Fredrik Søgaard

Frequently asked questions

What's with all the Photoshop bashing?

Photoshop is powerful tool, but it's just not built for web design. On the other hand CSS3 is awesome, but you still need a tool for creating images. So even if you're designing in the browser, Photoshop will still be part of your workflow.

Who is this book for?

This book is for web designers, not front-end developers. So you don't need to be an expert or even close. But I will assume you have a working knowledge of CSS and HTML. If you have no experience with CSS and HTML then this book is not for you.

But this stuff doesn't work in IE7

Is a PSD cross-browser compatible? Of course not, but it doesn't matter because it's not the final product. In this book you'll be working on a design deliverable, not the final product. You'll create code that will work in a modern browser, and that's good enough. But yes, it's true, this won't work if your client can't download Chrome.

Who is writing this book?

Howdy, I'm Sean Fioritto. I'm a front-end developer based in Chicago.

You can find me, @sfioritto, on Twitter and my blog is Planning for Aliens.

I've also written for Smashing Magazine and created a few, cool open source projects.

Sean was our go-to guy for any JavaScript or CSS questions.”

Erik Hope, Engineer at Dropbox, Cofounder of Riot9

Sean has a knack for finding what business people actually want and then creating great solutions.”

Bill Maclean, Vice President of Architecture at Simplement

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