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  • Web Design M6/12 English Program – Satree Phuket Aj. Jamie
  • Web Design
    • For this course we will be using Macromedia Dreamweaver.
    • Dreamweaver is a WYSIWYG Web authoring tool.
    • WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get.
  • Web Design
    • This semester you will create a portfolio of your work which you will display online.
    • We will also take a look at different types of recent web technology.
  • Web Design
    • Last school year you used Adobe Flash (Graphic Animation) and Adobe Photoshop (Graphic Design).
    • We will be using these tools to improve and enhance your Web Pages.
  • Web Design
    • What makes a well designed website?
    • We’ll look today at 7 important web design features:
      • Easy Navigation
      • Images
      • Graphics
      • Colour
      • Interesting Content
      • Concise
      • Animations
  • Easy Navigation
    • How easy is it to move from one page of a website to another?
    • Does it fit nicely on the screen?
    • Does it have a clear menu on every page?
    • Drop down menu?
    • Search Box?
    • Link to Help?
    • Example:
      • www.flickr.com
  • Images
    • A high quality photo related to your website can improve the overall look.
    • Simple and clear.
    • Interesting.
    • Introduces the
    • website
    • Example:
      • www.pizzahut.com
  • Graphics
    • A logo is an important graphic for your website or company.
    • Graphics can also be used for navigation.
    • Can include your
    • website or company
    • name.
    • Example:
      • www.funkypool.com
  • Colours
    • The colours you choose to use for your
      • website are also important. Using a colour or
      • set of colours for your menus, text and images
      • can give your website a neat and tidy look.
    • But be careful,
      • bright colours or
      • too much of one
      • colour can make
      • your website
      • look untidy and
      • difficult to read….
    • www.facebook.com
  • Interesting Content
    • Is the information on the website interesting for people using the site?
    • A good website will always be changing and evolving to serve the needs of it’s customers.
    • Example:
      • www.hi5.com
  • Concise
    • Concise - expressing or covering much in few words.
    • Pages and pages of long boring text will scare web surfers away.
    • Example:
      • www.phuketgazette.com
  • Animations
    • Animations can add humour and life to a web page.
    • Be careful, too many animations can make a page look untidy and childish!
    • Example:
    • http://coraline.com/
  • Web Design
    • Task today:
      • Work in Groups of 3 or 4 to create a PowerPoint presentation.
      • Find 1 website that displays a good example of each of the 7 important web design features.
      • Find 1 website that displays a bad example of each of the 7 important web design features.
      • (Total 14 websites = 14 slides plus title, introduction and conclusion)
  • Example
    • In my opinion www.wibblywobbly.com has an excellent example of really easy navigation. I think it is easy because .....