April 15: Web design basics

Tuesday’s agenda: We’re focusing more on design. Read the materials in the Web design basics folder before the start of class.

Due Tuesday: Blog post 8, which is a content analysis of three websites you like (based on their design & content). For your content analysis, choose:

Include in your analysis:

  • Description of each website
  • Description of info on each page (keywords, topics) on the websites
  • Notes on the content of each page on the websites
  • Description of the overall design of each website (what makes it appealing, effective, etc.?)
  • Notes on the font(s) and color(s) used on each page (readability, fit with design)
  • Description of video/photo/visuals/music on each page (how do they enhance the design & content?)

Your blog post should:

  • Be at least 300 words
  • Be organized well (bulletpoints, headings, etc.)
  • Include links to each website
  • Use a headline that entices people to read your analysis

For Thursday: University holiday — no class!

For next Tuesday (April 22): Premiere party — Project 2

Due next Tuesday: Project 2 should be complete & posted to your blog. Don’t forget to tweet a link to it as well!

Next Thursday (April 24): Revise Project 1 to earn up to 5 points back. Replace “old” version with corrected version on your blog & return my edits sheet in class. Raw materials for your digital portfolios are due & should be brought to class in electronic formats.



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