Learning design and UX

Hi everyone,

This is a pretty general question I suppose. While learning coding is certainly demanding and a huge part of becoming a developer, I was wonder what some outlets are for learning how to make appealing designs and user friendly websites. Not everyone has a knack for aesthetics, so if anyone has any advice on that front it would be greatly appreciated!

I don’t have any specific recommended resources off the top of my head, but there is a fair amount of free content online. I’ve found a bunch of good UX blogs and reading lists just by googling around.

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Thank you! I didn’t know if there was a resource geared towards developers that don’t have natural design skills or professional training. I’m starting to think that there isn’t, which is fine. There is always a class to take or a page with some useful info.

There isn’t something like freeCodeCamp specifically for design, but freeCodeCamp is a bit of a unicorn. There are a lot of resources though (articles, books, videos, blogs) that take a non-artistic approach to usablility and user experience. There are also websites that are full of free design files to help pick your layout, others that have color palletes. There are design paradigms (like Google’s Material) that have style guides and even libraries.

There’s a lot out there, I just don’t know of any specific resources that do it all in one place.

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