Jordan Bowman

Jordan Bowman

Denver, CO Web Designer + Engineer Joined almost 4 years ago via an invitation from Marcel V.

  • 20 stories
  • Posted to Papaya – beautiful landing page templates, in reply to Alex Ionescu , Mar 13, 2018

    Thanks Alex!

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  • Posted to AskDN: Experience with part-time Web Dev course?, Apr 24, 2015

    Codecademy is free and an excellent way to start learning. The only way to learn coding is to actually code – Codecademy helps you do that.

    Treehouse is only $25/month and very, very worth it. They have tons of courses on all kinds of subjects and they're all well–taught with videos and coding challenges.

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What should I learn to increase my value as a designer?, in reply to Marcus H , Feb 28, 2015

    I love Treehouse, they're very good!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What should I learn to increase my value as a designer?, Feb 28, 2015

    Especially if you're a web and mobile designer and looking for something valuable to learn, you may eventually want to learn HTML and CSS. I know you mentioned that you aren't a developer, and that kind of thing may seem daunting, but:

    • HTML and CSS are very straightforward coding languages as compared to other programming languages like JavaScript. They don't have things like functions or loops – it's just about learning how to do things like place a paragraph on a page and then make it have the font you want. Obviously it gets a little more complicated than that, but the point is it's nothing to be intimidated by. There are lots of places on the web to learn HTML/CSS for free, like Codecademy.
    • Many web designers these days find it difficult to separate code and design. When you need to build a site that's responsive for instance, it becomes a little complicated to create just a mockup.
    • Even if you don't end up actually coding for the client, you will be informed in your designing by your knowledge of code, both in the design process itself and in handing it off to a developer. You'll know what's possible and what's best practice.

    You're only nine months into designing, but you've got some great stuff on Dribbble so it may be time to start expanding your skillset in addition to all the pricing/freelancing advice given here.

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  • Posted to Alternatives to Wordpress, in reply to Jeff Whitfield , Dec 16, 2014

    +1 for Statamic

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  • Posted to Netflix has made a site dedicated to showing spoilers. Enter at your own discretion., Sep 23, 2014


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  • Posted to Redesign, in reply to Brennan Smith , Sep 09, 2014

    Yeah how can an internet company do a redesign these days without it being responsive?

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: When is the next episode of Doctor Who?, Aug 28, 2014

    The site is great – beautiful design, love the transitions, etc. I think it's very well done.

    But I like Doctor Who too, so I could be biased...

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: What do you think of a CMS-like platform for creating web apps?, in reply to Paul Dessert , Aug 27, 2014

    Hi Paul, thank you! I know about the lack of flexibility, that's one of the main problems with this idea. I've been looking a little more into frameworks and I think I could figure things out!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Have you had success getting clients from Dribbble?, Aug 23, 2014

    I'm going to try it out, but I just realized that buying a Pro account still doesn't allow you to post – you have to get an invite. Anyone have one left?

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