Group session July 1st

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Derek runs through a quick visual language exploration and then writes up the code (quickly).

You’re not going to be this quick – but the key is to keep it simple.

Part 1

Planing out the visual language.

A bit of content, some font contrast, some spacing, maybe some colors…

Part 2

Writing the code. Some HTML, some CSS, some custom properties, some dark-mode…

Part 3

Breaking things up with PHP for multiple pages.

Part 4?

What would that be? We’d probably place some of those shapes things. You could use a div or SVGs. And then – as you add more content, there would be more reasons to expand the visual language.

Group session July 1st