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Learning from others – Open source web design

April 8, 2010

Before, taking this class, I totally have no idea about how to write coding or even how to use different software to create a web page. After learning the HTML, XHTML, and CSS from the class, I begin to think that … is there anyway I can find some simple website coding to learn from it to improve my skill for page layout and web design. And there, guess what I find from the Google search, I found this ==>> Open source web design. Open Source Web Design.

On this website, one can download up to 2080 free web designs that submitted by the people from our community. The founder of this Open Source Web Design project is Francis J. Skettino who believes that everyone deserves to have a good-looking website page.

After explored to the Open Source Web Design, I found many cool looking web designs to learn about their coding and layout. I believe this is a great source to share with everyone in class for web layout and design improvement.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephanie Angles permalink
    April 8, 2010 11:02 am

    This is an awesome site! with a great deal of information especially for us beginners!

  2. Lisa permalink
    April 8, 2010 11:09 am

    This is neat, great resource.
    I haven’t tried it yet but am intrigued by the “Buttonator” this site links to.

  3. Clara McFadden permalink
    April 8, 2010 12:47 pm

    Thanks for posting this Puiyuk. This looks like a great resource to know about and I think it’s awesome that this project is out there–a very open source indeed!

  4. jurisfiction permalink
    April 8, 2010 1:05 pm

    Good stuff! It’s always much easier to tweak existing layouts than to work from the ground up.

  5. benwingard permalink
    April 8, 2010 6:44 pm

    Wow, this is incredibly useful. I am a beginner too and just to see some of the coding for these sites really helps me to understand what works.

  6. rparker715 permalink
    April 9, 2010 10:40 am

    I really like this site. Not only are there links to other sources, but you can easily view sample pages and download the CSS without having to dig through the extra content to find the code you want. Best of all, you already have the permission of the creator to do so.

  7. Darth77 permalink
    April 9, 2010 11:44 am

    As a complete newbie to the realm of Web design, this seems like it will be a tremendous resource for the final project. It will be beneficial to use some of these examples as templates and then embellish them to our own design aesthetics and also the accessibility and usability by others.

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