Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing for screens, part of Photoshop CS6 for Web Design (2012).
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Welcome to the wonderful world of web design, although I am not sure we can really call it web design anymore. Gone are the days where we are merely designing for a singular desktop experience. Now as "designers," we are asked to design everything from mobile applications to digital magazines and everything in between. The common thread here is not the Internet, but more so the screens in which we are viewing this type of content. Therefore, I'm proposing that we ditch the "web" in "web designer" and simply replaced it with the word "screen." As a screen designer, we are in charge of providing engaging and user-friendly experience for anyone coming into contact with our products.
This includes accessing it through mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers. In order to make the transition from traditional designer to screen designer, we really need to change our mindsets. It's no longer acceptable to ignore the vast ecosystem that is the world of content-consumption devices, and we need to do everything we can to evolve our work habits and stay ahead of the curve. Hopefully, by the end of this course you'll have a better understanding of what makes for a usable web design these days and how you can change the way you work and adapt your skills to provide your users with the best experience possible.
- Customizing a web workspace
- Decoding the mysteries behind screen size and resolution
- Coloring web graphics
- Using layers and layer comps effectively
- Working with transparency
- Creating wireframes on a grid
- Styling text
- Creating image sprites
- Optimizing images as JPEG, GIF, or PNG files
- Integrating with the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite