Are you a print designer, photographer, fine-artist, or general creative person? Do you have a shitty website that you slapped together yourself in Dreamweaver in that ONE web design class that you took in college? Do you not have a site at all because you’ve been waiting two years for your cousin to put it together for you? Well, we’re here to help. We know that you have little to no desire to do web design professionally, but that doesn’t mean that you want an ugly cookie-cutter site or to settle for one that hasn't been updated since Hackers was in theaters. Through short tutorial videos, you’ll learn how to take a basic wordpress blog and manipulate the css, html (and even some php!) to match your aesthetic. You’ll feel empowered rather than crippled by the internet and worst case scenario you’ll at least end up having a better idea of how professional web designers turn your design dreams into a reality on screen.
In the conclusion of this two-part series, we’ll show you how to apply and write your own CSS.
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and avid internetter in Brooklyn, New York. You may have stumbled across one of her side projects such as Daily Drop Cap or the “Should I Work for Free?” flowchart. Jessica and her work have been featured in many publications, she has traveled the world speaking about lettering and illustration, and she has probably consumed enough coffee to power a small nation.
Russ Maschmeyer would like to think of himself as a digital craftsman; a dyed-in-the-wool maker. He’s a web designer, inventor, musician, writer, DIY enthusiast, and champion intramural collegiate ping-ponger. He’s just about done with a two year stint at The School of Visual Arts earning an MFA in Interaction Design and learning from some brilliant folks while pursuing personal projects and freelance work.