Learning CSS & XHTML From Website Examples
Posted on 2011-03-07
I am very new to webdesign and have spent the past month catching up to speed on jQuery, CSS5 basics, and HTML. I'm a traditional vb developer and am attempting to learn the basics of web design so that I have a better understanding of what our designers are doing and how I can best incorporate our B.I. code into their design, etc.
Their suggestion to me was to find websites that I like the design and look of, and inspect their code to "learn" how they designed them.
I've been looking at mint.com and zendesk.com as I like the centered content, minimalistic design. After looking through their code over and over again - I honestly have not gotten anywhere. It seems most of the actual code is in style files.
Do you have any recommendations, whether it is books or another learning method, to be able to look at sites like the above and understand how / what they have done?
As an aside, I am using Google Chrome and "Inspect Element".