Learning AngularJS, Twitter bootstrap, PS and PSD2HTML

A lot to learn – AngularJS, Twitter Bootstrap, PS, PSD2HTML ,etc.

Cognitive dissonance

In the last few weeks, I’ve been learning a lot about Photoshop, Bootstrap, AngularJS, PSD to HTML, and CSS, and probably a bunch of other stuff that just bounced off my brain.

Learning is awesome. Usually on job training means that you’re trying to learn the minimum necessary to understand, implement it, test it, go live.If something is broken, you learn the minimum needed to fix it and get back to the million other things on your plate. Now I finally have the opportunity to really sit, learn and practice.

On the other hand, when clock is ticking and is money slowly decreasing, sitting and learning might make you feel idle and unproductive. When I’m in that position I always hear a little voice inside me saying, “Learn now, because later you won’t have that luxury!” Meanwhile, another voice yells, “Are you freakin’ insane? Start coding!”

If you’re like me, you can’t just read a book. You need something more visual to learn. So here are some of the better online resources that I’ve used and what I think of them (Warning: many of them are not free – like most of the good stuff in life.)

books on the shelf

Learning a lot is part of the fun

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everybody is a graphic designer
One does not simple become a graphic designer

How to find a good designer for your startup

Designer problem ( I mean challenge )

The look of your project is everything. If your idea is super great, but looks like shit – no one will like it, use it or invest in it. (On the other hand, I see many shitty ideas get tons of attention because they are eye-candy.)

But designers with understanding of human behavior (or, as they like to call it, UI/UX) are hard to find. And if you find one, the chances that they will also provide you with good/valid HTML and CSS are slim. But let’s assume for a second that you get lucky and find such a designer – what now? How do you get him onboard? What you can/should offer them?

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