Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Design for Web//Software Workshop

initial reactions to websites:



black 
simple
empty
space
small


it should be the content that makes the design looks good, not the website
the work will make the website look visually appealing




busy
garish
feminine
flashing
grid
squares




photography
speech bubble
german
city
urban




hipster
greyscale
mosaic
illustrator
vintage




vectors
simple
Ikea
Japan




urban
awkward
california
round
waves
pastels


three questions:

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:

size
- design for the smallest size, 800 x 600

resolution
- 72ppi/96ppi

fonts
- 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

colour
- screen-based media colour mode is RGB
when designing for the internet make sure colours are consistent
use 'web-safe colour' (hexadecimal colour code)


web abbreviations:

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
WIRE FRAME




1 comment:

  1. Hi,While selecting Web Design Cochin software it is important to keep a few things in mind. Firstly, the software should support the Operating System.Thanks.....

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