A shelf with 4 typography and data viz book in a pile

Learning log: 2022

My focus this year was on the display of unstructured data i.e. articles. So that meant a deep dive into typography, and the total redesign and rebuild of this website. On this page you'll find links to all the resources I used.

2022 goals

My primary learning goal for 2022 was to gain a deeper understanding of the online presentation of unstructured content.

In addition to understanding the basics, I also wanted to be able to put what I had learnt into practice. This required the continuation of my deep dive into HTML & CSS, and a total redesign and rebuild of this website—with a focus on typography and speed.

In addition to my primary goal, I also made a start on the understanding, querying, and manipulation of structured data, as this will be my focus for 2023.

Below is a list of the resources I used during 2022 to help me achieve my learning goals (★ = highly recommended).

Resources

Typography

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Practical Typography ★
The Elements of Typographic Style
Better Web Type ★
Combining typefaces
Google’s ‘Font Knowledge’

HTML & CSS

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The Odin Project (only the HTML & CSS parts)
Interneting is hard! ★
An Interactive Guide to Flexbox ★

Data visualisation

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Better Data Visualizations
Cartographies of time

Miscellaneous

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Figma Web Design Tutorial
GitHub Skills
UX writing guide

Understanding, querying, and exploring data (2023 goals)

Planned and in progress

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LinkedIn's ‘Become a data analyst’
W3School's ‘SQL tutorial’
DBeaver User Manual
PL-300: Power BI Data Analyst