Web designPerhaps no set of computer skills is as dynamic as Web Design.  Not only does the technology changes, .  All other content-areas in school change too, but the ways we access and use the Internet are quickly evolving.  Web design is the creative process of combining these elements:

One of the greatest challenges is to design and update web so that they work on different devises that are commonly used or that are new and growing in popularity.  This is not a coding/web development class. 

Web Design versus "Mark-Up" (.pdf)

Will focus on a process to design webs around a client's needs.  This will include defining a site's purpose, what a web should look like, how users would interact with it, and how content should be structured so that web developers/programmers can achieve our design:

  1. How the Internet Works
  2. Design Process:  Discovery, Exploration & Good Design
  3. Developing Web Layouts
    1. Golden Ratio
    2. Rule of Three
    3. Golden Triangle Examples (.png)
    4. Wireframe Sketches
  4. Design Balance
  5. Interviewing the Client:  Discovery phase of design process
  6. Bread-and-Butter Layout Project:  Left Column Navigation, Right Column Navigation & Three-Column Navigation (.pdf)  and Examples of Each (slideshow)
  7. Web Design Trends
  8. Resizing, Fixed, Fluid, Responsive Designs, Screen Resolution
  9. Web Layouts, Design, and Conversion Rates
  10. Unit 1 Study Guide
  11. Client Presentation Planning Sheet (.pdf form)
  12. Color
  13. Infographics
  14. Writing for the Web
  15. Typography
  16. Imagery/Pictures
  17. Copyright Issues
  18. Photoshop Adjustments
  19. Website Builders & HTML Editors Including Wix Resources
  20. Helpful Resources to Start or Grow an Online Business

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