Web Design 1
To design today’s Web sites, you need a complete skillset. It’s not enough to simply develop a visual design. Clients expect you to be able to research, plan, build, design, and test a site, using contemporary technologies and design styles.
In the Web Design 1 course, you’ll learn a systematic professional approach to Web design. You’ll use site maps, wireframes, HTML/CSS layouts, comps, color palettes, usability tests, and other tools and concepts to make sure your designs hit the mark. Students are expected to have a basic competence in HTML/CSS design, Photoshop or Fireworks, and Dreamweaver. Building upon those skills, students will complete four portfolio projects that challenge their Web design skills and build an understanding of how to manage Web design projects in a professional context.
Course projects include: information architecture, competitive analysis, wireframes, layouts, mood boards, color palettes, usability testing, designing for blogs, and portfolio design.