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Web Design

  1. 1. What is Web Design? • Creating content for other users to see on the Internet via a browser such as Firefox, IE or Safari. Or, put simply, building a website. It incorporates many different skills, including technical know‐how, writing, graphic design, photography, search engine optimization and marketing
  2. 2. Why Learn Web Design? • Increasingly, media and public relations companies expect new hires to know the latest technologies and computer skills, including web design. Almost all media outlets have a strong web presence these days. Having a website is useful, even if you don’t plan to become a journalist. Recent surveys shows that many employers now do Internet searches on prospective employees. If you build your own website, you control what’s on it. So, you can use your website as a positive marketing tool. And, if you do work in the media, many editors will ask you to e‐mail your application with links to your work samples. By posting links to your blog and news videos on your website, you’ll have your application materials readily accessible in one place.
  3. 3. The Process • Just as with making a news video, you can’t just start making your website. You need to do research and plan ahead. It’s a process consisting of many steps.
  4. 4. Steps • First, come up with an idea for your website. Look around the web at other people’s websites. • Decide what kind of content you want to include: what information, what photos, links, etc. • Next draw blueprint; sketch your concept on a sheet of paper. • Then assemble your content: write your text, gather photos, etc. • Finally, you’re ready to begin creating your website.
  5. 5. What Content to Include? • What content should you include on your website? First decide whether you want your website to be a personal website, a professional website or a website for an organization you’re involved with.
  6. 6. Types of Websites • A personal webpage highlights your interests and/or hobbies. • A professional webpage focuses on your prospective career, be it journalist, dancer, real estate broker or something else. If you’re an aspiring journalist for example, you might include a bio, resume, links to work samples, etc. • Your third option is to do a website about an organization (such as your fraternity) or activity (such as a movie) you’re involved with.
  7. 7. Assignment Requirements • Regardless of which option you choose, your website should contain at least four separate webpages , including a biographical page (with at least a 125‐word description of you or the organization/activity) and a contact page. Other pages could be a photo gallery, a resume, a page dedicated to your passion or hobby, a page featuring work sample or assignments you did for class, etc. Of course, you may have more than four webpages. Students who want to earn a good grade will do more than the minimum required.
  8. 8. The Tools • For this assignment, you will need a computer with Internet access, of course. You also may purchase a domain name, if you want to. And you will use Weebly.com to construct the website. You may also require the use of PhotoShop or Fireworks to edit photos or create graphics/art.
  9. 9. Sample Websites • Community organization ... http://www.suffolkexplorerspost410.com • Student organization ... http://adelphirsa.com • Student's website ... http://victoriachiesa.com • Business website ... http://www.bowlsinc.com • Professor’s website … http://markgrabowski.com
  10. 10. Assignment Requirements • First, you must make your website using Weebly. Do not use another service or software. • Second, your website must have at least four separate webpages. • Third, meet the deadline: you will present your website to your professor and classmates during our final class. Your website must be up and accessible on the World Wide Web by 1 p.m. on May 15 or you will receive a zero for the assignment.
  11. 11. Grading Rubric
  12. 12. Questions? • Email Prof. Mark Grabowski at mgrabowski@adelphi.edu