Students gain an awareness of aesthetic and usability concerns specific to responsive web design.
- [Narrator] Being a web designer today…is more than just creating designs.…One must also have an awareness of the special aesthetics…and usability concerns specific…to the mobile and responsive web environment.…In other words, you'll be designing and developing sites…that adapt to fit the view ports of a variety of devices.…Now more than ever, web designers must abandon the notion…of fixed width designs and instead think modularly.…So that any part of the design can be scaled,…or stacked and still be aesthetically pleasing .…
A lot of that modularity can be achieved by designing…upon an underlying grid system, paired with media queries…and smart CSS to control images, type and white space.…And while you can't be all things…to all people on all devices,…you can create designs that will adapt acceptably,…or fail gracefully.…At the heart of a responsive web design…is a set of custom CSS styles…that are used specifically for different sized devices…such as smartphones, tables and touch computers,…laptops and ultra books, desktops…
- Understanding aesthetics
- Picking harmonious colors
- Structuring your layout
- Using space to organize your design
- Communicating with the right fonts
- Aligning objects to achieve balance
- Adding movement with scrolling and animation
- Achieving proportion by scaling objects and text
- Creating CSS for different devices
Skill Level Beginner
2. Using Elements of Design
3. Incorporating Principles of Design
4. Web Design Industry and Trends
5. Designer’s Role and Web Design Workflow
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