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What is this? You are viewing one of our supplemental "Stories." In addition to our core design curriculum, we are constantly building out additional resources. Stories are a collection of real work tasks, design history, UX explorations, and work-throughs. Stories are often off-the-cuff and less concerned with production value.


The theme challenge involves picking a theme – or genre of a website and emulating it. First, there’s the code to get the skeleton in place (because we’re reiterating that from the responsive layout challenge) – but then there’s research, mood boards, style tiles, and implementation.

Big thanks to Marco for going under the spotlight – and using his work for the example.

Intro / project overview

If you’re already feeling really clear on this project goals / you could probably skip this…

Part two: Research

Video in the works!

Forgot about these … going to edit them…

Part three: style tiles

We generally just “use affinity designer” to make style styles, but we also touch on “global swatches” a bit at the end.

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