initial reactions to websites:
it should be the content that makes the design looks good, not the website
the work will make the website look visually appealing
what is the purpose of the website you are creating?
who is the target audience?
what do the target audience need?
four restrictions/limitations when building a website:
- design for the smallest size, 800 x 600
- you have to pay to use fonts commercially
(Times New Roman is the default font for web)
web kit can allow you to embed your fonts into your website
- screen-based media colour mode is RGB
when designing for the internet make sure colours are consistent
use 'web-safe colour' (hexadecimal colour code)
HTML- hyper text markup language
CSS- cascading style sheets
WYSIWYG- what you see is what you get
URL- uniform resource locator
FTP- file transfer protocol
CMS- content management system
web design work flow:
brief from client - produce scamps - clients make decision - design is signed off
(after design has been signed off, client has to pay extra if they want it changed)
do they want to manage the content themselves?
or the designer? (who will get paid for doing this as an extra cost)
web design starting point:
a starting point for a group website being built over the course of the web design software workshops
layout, measurements and grid