Wow! The evolution of web design and technologies has been phenomenal over the past 22 years since I started web design in 1993. When I started teaching myself web design and html programming back in 1993 the state of web technologies wasn’t even close to the sophistication that is present today. As an example, back then I had to use an image slicing program to cut images into small pieces so that I could place them in a table in order to get the image to display the way I wanted on the page. And learning html involved a lot of hunting for information on the W3C and Mozilla web sites. Then you would read about the tags and through trial and error apply attributes to see what the results would be.
As a former school teacher I couldn’t help but think about what a wonderful resource this is for teachers to use in their classrooms. As I said the lessons are fun. I know kids would just love doing the projects.
So, I highly encourage the General Assembly DASH online tutorials – especially if you have kids that are interested in learning web design. Oh, and enjoy playing with Bleep and Cotter!