|Thursday, August 24, 2017

Web Designing Course Content Outline

Basics of Web Design
• Focus on the customer
• Working with your clients
• FYI – information on domains
• Web design patterns
• Site development processes
• Naming conventions
• Purpose of a website
• Planning your site

Design Principles
• Design principles
• Effective Page Layouts
• Layout options
• Using tables, layers, frames
• Working with forms
• Using CSS to add interest and flexibility to a design

Page Layout – Navigation
• Principles of effective navigation
• More than one way to navigate
• Hierarchal organization
• Task-based organization
• Other ways to organize your navigation
• Making navigation easy
• bread crumbs
• links, embedded & external
• error messages
• unified browsing hierarchy
• high-visibility buttons
• Accessibility issues

Managing Content
• Speeding up your site
• Assisting your visitors with task completion
• Writing for search engines
• Printable pages
• Version control
• Searching the site

Color and Graphics
• Using color on your pages
• flashing colors
• bright colors
• Pros and cons of background colors
• Contrast
• Do’s and don’ts of Graphics
• Dimension vs weight
• Wrapping text around a graphic
• Using Background graphics
• Banners & moving objects

Credibility
• Site branding
• Privacy policies
• Disclaimers
• Email subscriptions

Site Management
• Site organization
• Organizing associated files
• Keeping prior versions
• Directory structure and organization
• Too many cooks in the kitchen – version control

Final Steps & Extras
• Testing your site
• When you need help testing
• Online research