Web design workshop-khan_july29-2013-svcc

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Web design workshop-khan_july29-2013-svcc

  1. 1. Web Design Workshop Laeeq Khan Monday, July 29th, 2013
  2. 2. What is web design?  "Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimization.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_design
  3. 3. What determines website success?  Usability  Aesthetics
  4. 4. Needs Assessment  Why have an online presence?  How will the profile be maintained?  Who is your audience?
  5. 5. User-Centric Design  Quality & Credibility  Skim versus Read  Control  Content is King!  Simplicity
  6. 6. Aesthetics  Funky or Decent?  Natural Colors  Pictures speak a thousand words, videos speak a million!
  7. 7. Designing your online portfolio 1. Choose your design & keep it simple 2. Keep your content ready & organized 3. Page layout & navigational structure
  8. 8. Dont’s of Web Design  Bad color choice  Overly animated  Incomplete pages  Audio that plays automatically  Advertising banners  Slow page loads  Grammatical & spelling errors  Unnecessary information  Text & page formatting
  9. 9. Do’s of Web Design  Quality Content  Good Image choice  Simplicity  Credibility  Social Media Integration  Creativity
  10. 10. Recommendations  It’s about you!  Be natural and realistic  Your online branding is as important as your offline presence
  11. 11. Web Platforms  Buying space & domain name  Free Web Design Websites  http://www.wix.com/  http://wordpress.com  http://weebly.com

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