INTRO

INTRO

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Intro to the Designer

Intro to the Designer

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Intro to HTML & CSS

Intro to HTML & CSS

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HTML Structure

HTML Structure

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WEB STRUCTURE

WEB STRUCTURE

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The Box Model

The Box Model

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Element Hierarchy

Element Hierarchy

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Navigator Panel

Navigator Panel

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ELEMENTS

ELEMENTS

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Element Panel

Element Panel

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Section

Section

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Container

Container

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Columns

Columns

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Div block

Div block

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Buttons & Links

Buttons & Links

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Button

Button

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Link Block

Link Block

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Text Link

Text Link

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Typography

Typography

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Heading

Heading

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Paragraph

Paragraph

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Rich Text

Rich Text

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Text Block

Text Block

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Block Quote

Block Quote

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List

List

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Media

Media

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Image

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Image File Types

Image File Types

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Image Resolution

Image Resolution

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Assets Panel

Assets Panel

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Video

Video

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Background Video

Background Video

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Components

Components

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Intro to Forms

Intro to Forms

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Styling Forms

Styling Forms

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Navbar

Navbar

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Styling a Navbar

Styling a Navbar

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Navbar Menu Button

Navbar Menu Button

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Slider

Slider

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Tabs

Tabs

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Lightbox

Lightbox

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Map

Map

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Dropdown

Dropdown

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Social Media Buttons

Social Media Buttons

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Custom Code Embed

Custom Code Embed

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Symbols

Symbols

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Styling Basics

Styling Basics

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Intro to Style Panel

Intro to Style Panel

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HTML Tags

HTML Tags

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Classes

Classes

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Combo Classes

Combo Classes

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Text Style Inheritance

Text Style Inheritance

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Style Manager

Style Manager

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States

States

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Transitions

Transitions

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Color Picker & Swatches

Color Picker & Swatches

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Color Values

Color Values

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Layout Basics

Layout Basics

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Intro to Web Layout

Intro to Web Layout

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Display Settings

Display Settings

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Padding & Margin

Padding & Margin

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Width & Height Units

Width & Height Units

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Floats & Clears

Floats & Clears

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Flexbox & Grid

Flexbox & Grid

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Intro to Flexbox

Intro to Flexbox

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Centering elements with Flexbox

Centering elements with Flexbox

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Equal height layouts with Flexbox

Equal height layouts with Flexbox

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Grid layouts overview

Grid layouts overview

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Flexbox vs. Grid

Flexbox vs. Grid

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Advanced Layout

Advanced Layout

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Positioning Overview

Positioning Overview

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Relative Positioning

Relative Positioning

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Absolute Positioning

Absolute Positioning

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Fixed Positioning

Fixed Positioning

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Z-Index

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Overflow

Overflow

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Styling Typography

Styling Typography

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Intro to Web Typography

Intro to Web Typography

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Typography Units

Typography Units

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Line Height

Line Height

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Advanced Typography Styles

Advanced Typography Styles

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Google Fonts

Google Fonts

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Custom Fonts

Custom Fonts

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Text Shadow

Text Shadow

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Background & Border Styles

Background & Border Styles

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Background Styles Overview

Background Styles Overview

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Background Image

Background Image

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Background Gradient

Background Gradient

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Border

Border

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Border Radius

Border Radius

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Box Shadow

Box Shadow

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3D Styles

3D Styles

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Intro to 3D

Intro to 3D

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3D Perspective

3D Perspective

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2D & 3D Transforms

2D & 3D Transforms

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EFFECTS

EFFECTS

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Opacity

Opacity

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Filters

Filters

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Cursors

Cursors

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Responsive Design

Responsive Design

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Lesson info

Lesson info

With the vast majority of the web existing squarely in two dimensions, expanding your design practice into 3D can take some time to wrap your head around. In this video, we'll explain some of the basic concepts behind working with 3D on the web. We'll expand on this info in our videos on 2D & 3D transforms and 3D perspective.

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Transcript

Before we get to three dimensions, let’s talk about the first two. Of course, that means we’re talking about horizontal motion along our X-axis, and vertical motion along our Y-axis.

Most of the content on the web is made up of two-dimensional elements:

Properties that relate to width and height: 200 pixels wide, 400 pixels tall.

Distances relative to another element: 30 pixels from the top, 60 pixels from the left.

But of course all this is taking place in two dimensions. There’s no actual depth.

When we’re moving horizontally, we’re adjusting our X-position.

And when we’re moving vertically, we’re adjusting our Y-position.

When we’re moving diagonally, we’re using combinations of X and Y.

So that’s our positioning in two dimensions: the X-axis and the Y-axis.

Now let’s talk about our third dimension: The Z-axis. Of course, when we’re dealing in three dimensions, we’re not just moving left and right and up and down; we’re dealing with depth.

And because the web is made up of a lot of these 2D elements, let’s start there. Not everything 3D has to be an extrusion. Individual 2D elements? They don’t need depth for us to be able to interact with them inside 3D space. We can move them, rotate them — we can do whatever we want with them.

But one of the best things about 3D motion is this idea of parallax.

These cards are propped up here on a table. And what we’re going to do is move our field of view down here in front of the cards.

Now. None of these cards are moving; we’re just going to shift the camera, we’re going to move it to the left and right. We’re only moving the camera—we’re moving our field of view along the X-axis. But notice how the business cards closest to us appear to be moving more quickly. And of course, the cards in the distance seem to be moving more slowly (than the cards closer to us). That displacement—that difference in apparent speed based on those distances? That’s parallax.

The magic here is that none of these cards has any depth whatsoever. From the side, they disappear. The key is that 3D motion doesn’t always need 3D objects.

That concept of parallax motion can give our projects a bit of depth. Moving different elements at slightly different velocities can really set the stage for that 3D look.

But that’s the groundwork. Positioning and rotation and motion along the X-axis, the Y-axis, and of course, the Z-axis. Those are the primary aspects we like to work with — and explore — when we’re thinking about designing in three dimensions.