Pluralsight Courses to Help Grow Your Web Knowledge
With your Digital-Tutors subscription, you also get access to Pluralsight's entire library. If you're an aspiring web designer or developer, that's an amazing resource containing thousands of video tutorials on a wide variety of topics! Since looking through such a large library can take some time, we wanted to help by pointing out some of those web courses that could fast-track your training path to being a master web ninja! However, before making a beeline to check out Pluralsight's library, you might want to start with some into to coding tutorials that Digital-Tutor's has to offer:
This Responsive Design course is a little different than the courses here at DT, and the other courses on this list. It's a recorded talk about Responsive Design, so you're seeing the speaker, Ben Callahanand, and his slide presentation. Callahanand provides some interesting insights into the history of Responsive Design as well as where he thinks it is moving to in the future.
This course will teach you different ways to achieve a Responsive Design. Since all screen sizes now need to be addressed, learning Responsive Design is crucial to having a site that's usable on any device.
In the course, you'll learn about Media Queries, Mobile First, Progressive Enhancement, and more throughout the process of creating nine projects. Understanding and creating effective Responsive Design is a crucial skill for anyone who wants to be successful in the web industry. The course does go into some more advanced areas at times, like CSS Preprocessors, but it still exposes you to a lot of important components that that are essential to making Responsive sites.
A lot of web professionals also maintain successful blogs. This course will cover blogging concepts, ideas, and motives for maintaining a presence in the blogosphere. The course also has some introductory information about differences between website types, such as static vs. dynamic. You'll learn about the different places that you can get started with blogging as well. You will definitely learn a lot about blogging that you might not have known before.
Bootstrap is a popular and open source front-end framework for web designers and developers. You should know HTML and CSS before starting to learn Bootstrap. This course will teach you about Bootstrap and what it can do for you. If you're still interested in Bootstrap and learning more about it, there's a Bootstrap 3 course that goes into the features of the newest version.
If you're looking to learn more about CSS Preprocessors, then this course is for you. The course goes through the two most popular preprocessors, LESS and Sass, and compares and contrasts them. You'll also learn why CSS Preprocessors have become so popular.