Do you remember your first web design project? Do you remember that feeling you got when you typed your first HTML tag? Whether you started out with a table row, a div, or even a seizure inducing blink tag – you probably felt like you were more awesome than god when you opened up your unadorned creation in your favorite web browser (which at this point was probably still Internet Explorer, though you had no idea this browser would soon become your most hated enemy).
Whether you were self taught, have natural talent, or graduated college with a degree – you started in the same spot everyone else did; a total effin’ noob. At some point, we all lacked the necessary skills to land a job in web design or development, let alone stand out amongst the already seasoned noob school alumni. So how did you overcome this? How did go from creating web pages using a WYSIWYG program to creating masterpieces that not only make you money, but maybe even lands you recognition in the ever growing community of web designers and developers?
No matter how you answered that question, it can and will be summed up to this: you just did it. It’s that simple. There’s no better way to learn how to do something than just doing it. Making mistakes, breaking stuff, and putting it all back together are the best ways to really understand web design and development.
Once you have learned enough to begin piecing things together, you find yourself hungry for more knowledge. You maybe venture off into the world of blogs, forums, tutorials and other resources to try and gain that additional pizzazz to add to your now growing arsenal of web designing super powers. What happens next is crucial to the beginnings of web super stardom. You stumble across a web site that just captivates you. The typography grabs you; the color scheme holds you; the slick interaction of the interface controls you; and its collective seductiveness summons these 7 words, "HOW THE HECK DID THEY DO THAT?".
Noobcube hopes to help you answer some of these queries through tutorials, resources, and articles targeting just that – how the heck they did it.
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