Module-1-Summary-Notes-Graphic-Design-L7.pdf

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Professional Diploma in GRAPHIC DESIGN SUMMARY NOTES Designing For Web
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MODULE 1 UNDERSTANDING HOW USERS INTERACT WITH WEBSITES AND BASIC PATTERNS OF USER BEHAVIOUR IS A CRUCIAL SKILL WHEN IMPLEMENTING WEB PAGE DESIGN. IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL GAIN THAT UNDERSTANDING AND HOW TO APPLY CORRECT PRINCIPLES TO YOUR DESIGN, AND PRODUCE EFFECTIVE, PROFESSIONAL LAYOUTS. Web Design 7.01 Web Layouts 7.02 Colour For Web Design 7.03 Typography For Web Design 7.04 LESSON 7 Web Design Principals 7.05
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Designing For Web WEB DESIGN 7.01 “It encompasses several different aspects, including webpage layout, content production, and graphic design.” Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimization. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all. Web design is the process of creating websites. The task of designing web pages to be displayed over the World Wide Web. It encompasses several different aspects, including webpage layout, content production, and graphic design. Web design encompasses a number of important elements including colour, layout, and overall graphical appearance. While the terms web design and web development are often used interchangeably, web design is technically a subset of the broader category of web development. Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability and if their role involves creating mark up then they are also expected to be up to date with web accessibility guidelines.
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7.01 Designing For Web Usability Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object. The object of use can be a software application, website, book, tool, machine, process, or anything a human interacts with. Usability of a Website Web usability is the ease of use of a website. Some broad goals of usability are the presentation of information and choices in a clear and concise way, a lack of ambiguity and the placement of important items in appropriate areas. Why Usability s Important On the Web, usability is a necessary condition for survival. If a website is difficult to use, people leave. If the homepage fails to clearly state what a company offers and what users can do on the site, people leave. If users get lost on a website, they leave. If a website’s information is hard to read or doesn’t answer users’ key questions, they leave. Note a pattern here? There’s no such thing as a user reading a website manual or otherwise spending much time trying to figure out an interface. There are plenty of other websites available; leaving is the first line of defence when users encounter a difficulty.
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