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CSS for Print Designers by J. D. Graffam

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Introduction

A while back, I volunteered to lead a CSS workshop in Memphis. I came up with the idea because it seemed like I kept having the same conversation with print designers, especially after a couple rounds of beer at AIGA mixers. The conversations would go something like this:

Me: “This beer is pretty good.”

Print Designer: “Yeah, I’m a little buzzed. Geez, I wish I could code Web sites by hand.”

Me: “I bet you could learn it pretty quickly. It’s easy. I’m buzzed, too.”

Print Designer: “No way. My mind just doesn’t work like yours. I’m more of a visual kind of person.”

Me: “No, seriously—I used to be a print designer. I could show you the basics in a few minutes. Coding is a lot more visual than you might think.”

Print Designer: “Yeah, ...

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