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Web Design Workshop


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Web Design Workshop

  1. 1. Web Design Workshop things that you don’t need to know if you are print designer
  2. 2. What a print designer is used to? • Specify virtually any typeface. • A high control over the spatial layout of every element. • An emphasis on visual invention. • The final art never change. • Usually approach web by Flash or Dreamweaver.
  3. 3. What web designers should know about web design? • Web design canvas is code and browsers. • Web design live in boxes. • Web design loads. • Web design is used.
  4. 4. Web design canvas is code and browsers
  5. 5. Needs to adapt to standards
  6. 6. No custom fonts • Fonts depends of Operation System font set
  7. 7. No custom fonts • Recommended font set ‣ times, serif ‣ helvetica, sans-serif ‣ verdana, sans-serif ‣ “Trebuchet MS”, sans-serif ‣ “Courier New”, monospace
  8. 8. No custom fonts • User can change font presentation in the browser.
  9. 9. No custom fonts • Texts flows. Text changes
  10. 10. No custom fonts • We can get custom fonts ‣ Technics: - Flash replacement: - Image replacement: ‣ Disadvantages: - More developing time - More files to load - More rendering time
  11. 11. No accurate colors • No image color profile (some browsers support it but more file weight) • Users have different screens and color profiles. MacBook Dell
  12. 12. Web design live in boxes
  13. 13. Design thinking in boxes
  14. 14. The boxes are straight. No inclined boxes, no inclined text
  15. 15. The boxes can be fixed or flexible (liquid layout)
  16. 16. Boxes can overlap each other, and modify opacity (but doesn't have effects like multiply, difference, etc.)
  17. 17. With JavaScript boxes can change (move, fade in, fade out, slide, drag, change style or content, etc.)
  18. 18. How quot;dressquot; the box. Web designers should know at least the basic rules of how html/css works
  19. 19. Web design loads
  20. 20. The less images the better ~5s load time for ~125K ~2s load time for ~42K
  21. 21. The less colors in an image the better JPEG: 2.42K PNG: 14.44K JPEG: 2.84K PNG: 0.21K
  22. 22. The less transparencies the better 81.6K (+jQuery script for ie6) 16K 7K
  23. 23. Web design is used
  24. 24. Web designers should know usability bases: Don’t make users think • Design for scanning not reading • As simple and clear as possible • Clear visual hierarchy • Make things look like they are • Know where we are and easy to move • Homepage has to answer: • What is this? • What do they have here? • What can I do here? • Why this site is special? • Think about messages (error, info, etc.) • Think about extreme cases (no content, long text inputs, etc.)
  25. 25. Web Design Resources
  26. 26. Web Design Tools
  27. 27. Web Design Tools Illustrator is good for illustrations
  28. 28. Web Design Tools Photoshop is good for...
  29. 29. Web Design Tools Adobe FireWorks Rapidly prototype and design for the web • Essential bitmap and vector tools. • Common elements library. ‣ bullets ‣ buttons ‣ browser elements • Customizable library/styles/shapes • 9-slice tool • Groups/Layers/Pages • Export Area tool • Illustrator and Photoshop integration.
  30. 30. Web Design Books • Don't Make Me Think (sec. ed.) - Steve Krug - New Riders • Prioritizing Web Usability - Jakob Nielsen - New Riders • Homepage Usability - Jakob Nielsen - New Riders • Defensive design for the Web - 37signals - New Riders • HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition - Elizabeth Castro - Peachpit Press • The ZEN of CSS Design - Dave Shea - New Riders • Bulletproof Web Design - Dan Cederholm - New Riders • CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions - Andy Budd - Friends of Ed
  31. 31. Web Design Webs • Articles/tutorials: • CSS showcase:
  32. 32. Thanks!