Join Laurie Burruss for an in-depth discussion in this video Effective architectural design, part of Web Site Planning and Wireframing: Hands-On Training.
So we've looked at some of the visual features and structural elements. …We've talked about how information being well designed and having a hierarchy is important.…But what makes you want to stay at a well-designed homepage? It should be just…like coming home.…For me designing a homepage is all about thinking 3D, not 2D. It actually is a…house. So let's take this house metaphor a little bit further. If you walk into…a traditional house and you are invited into the foyer or the entry hall, …you have a general idea right off the bat, the kind of family who lives there.…
As you're standing in the foyer if I said to you where are their social…activities, you would say downstairs towards the front. If I said where are…their messy activities, their family activities? You would say in the kitchen,…in the den towards the back on the first floor. If I ask you about where are…their private activities, their special activities, their personal activities?…You would say upstairs in the bedrooms and you could probably even tell me…
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After learning the tools and techniques demonstrated in this course, viewers can continue on to the next course in this series: Creating a CSS Style Guide: Hands-On Training.
- Seeing, scanning, and reading a web page
- Understanding naming conventions
- Creating file structures
- Understanding page hierarchy
- Using Acrobat and Photoshop with wireframes
- Building a professional wireframe from scratch
- Identifying and using web standards in site design
- Usability Testing
Skill Level Beginner
1. How the Internet Works
2. Using Your Browser
Choosing a browser3m 12s
3. Deconstructing a Web Page
4. Learning the Ground Rules
5. Designing for the Internet
A case study4m 57s
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