Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 5, 2012.

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I'm going to redesign CSS-Tricks and screencast the entire process from start to finish.

Hey folks! Here's the plan in a nutshell:

  • I'm going to redesign CSS-Tricks.com
  • I'm going to turn it into an educational experience for everybody by screencasting the entire process.
  • By helping me out on Kickstarter, you get access to that library of screencasts, and more!

Why do this? All the reasons! Most importantly, the redesign will help the sites overall mission: helping web designers and developers. We'll make the site better aesthetically, make the content more findable and explorable, accomodate the types of content better, monetize it better, and more.

Here's some of what we'll cover:

  • Visual design decisions and process
  • Writing semantic HTML and using HTML5
  • Working with WordPress and crafting a heavily customized theme
  • Writing CSS and using CSS3
  • Working efficiently
  • Responsive design and all the complex issues that come along with that
  • Using cool tools like Sass with Compass and CodeKit
  • Using JavaScript and jQuery where we need it
  • The version control (git) and deployment setup
  • Making good choices around monetization

The screencast videos and resources will be available on a special private access area of CSS-Tricks.com for the backers of this project. We'll even cover how to do that! 

The rewards start out with access to that private access area and go up from there. So what do you say folks? Let's do this!

UPDATE #1: Wow! We easily made the goal. That is super great. Thank you all! Few things to note: 1) Sorry about the typos in the rewards. Kickstarter offers no way to change them after someone has selected one as a reward. 2) Please send a message if you are interested in the workshop-level reward so we can discuss.

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    Access to the private area on CSS-Tricks (for 6 months) where the screencasts will be available for viewing and downloading.

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    Everything above PLUS ✽ a one-time-only run CSS-Tricks branded T-Shirt as a thank you for supporting this project.

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    Everything above PLUS ✽ a hoodie instead of a T-Shirt.

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    Everything above PLUS ✽ Higher level access to the private area on CSS-Tricks that will include PSD's, HTML and CSS, and WordPress themes of current and paste themes. Choice of hoodie or t-shirt.

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    Everything above PLUS ✽ A PDF copy of Digging Into WordPress (to be delivered immediately after successful funding of this project).

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    Everything above PLUS ✽ A favor. I totally owe you one buddy. Next time you're stuck on something shoot me and email and I'll do my absolute best to help you sort it out.

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    Everything above PLUS ✽ A personal design and/or code critique of a website of your choice. It will also be your choice for it to be published on CSS-Tricks or not.

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    Everything above PLUS ✽ A 30-minute personal Skype session whenever you want. We can take a look at some code or work through a problem or learn something new. Whatever you want.

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    Everything above PLUS ✽ Two hours on Skype instead of 30-minutes.

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    Everything above PLUS ✽ I'll come to your place (house, work, whatever) and do a workshop and cover in more detail anything that was covered in this redesign series.

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