Tessa Thornton
Tessa taught herself to design and build websites in her spare time while studying humanities at the University of Toronto, and has been coding ever since. When she's away from her laptop, Tessa can be found cycling, knitting, and searching for Toronto's best shot of espresso. She works as a front-end web developer at The Phuse.
  • Web Design
    Big Menus, Small Screens: Responsive, Multi-Level NavigationPreview
    If you’ve ever worked on a responsive website, you’ve no doubt had to tackle one of the trickiest problems in this emerging field: navigation. For simple navigation, the solutions can be straight-forward. However, if you’re working on something a bit more complex, maybe with multiple nested lists and dropdowns, a more dramatic rearrangement may be in order.Read More…
  • Code
    Getting Started with HTML EmailsEnvelopes
    HTML emails are a great way to keep clients posted on the latest updates related to your business or product, but they're a bit tricky. CSS support in email clients is inconsistent. As a result, we must resort to ancient techniques, such as using tables, and inline CSS. Today, I'm going to walk you through the process of creating simple HTML emails.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Design and Code a Flexible WebsitePreview
    In this tutorial, we're going to be designing and coding a simple blog-style web-page. We'll pay special attention to making our design flexible and accessible by using clean and simple XHTML and CSS. This tutorial is aimed at beginners, and anyone looking to improve the accessibility of their web designs.Read More…
  • Code
    Design and Code Your First Website in Easy to Understand StepsPreview
    In this tutorial, we're going to design and code our first website in simple, easy steps. This tutorial was written for the beginner with the hope that it will give you the tools to write your own standards-compliant websites! It's a brand new week; maybe it's time to learn a new skill! Read More…