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Principles of Web Design 5 th Edition Chapter Two Web Site Design Principles
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Objectives In this chapter, you will learn to: Understand the Web design environment Design for multiple screen resolutions Craft the look and feel of the site Create a unified site design Design for the user Design for accessibility 2 Principles of Web Design 5 th Ed.
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Understanding the Web Design Environment
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Understanding the Web Design Environment External factors that affect Web design Many variables affect how Web pages appear New screen resolutions Wide-screen formats New devices Your designs must be portable and accessible 4 Principles of Web Design 5 th Ed.
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Understanding the Web Design Environment Code to standards Test for compatibility View in multiple browsers Test on available operating systems Test on different devices 5 Principles of Web Design 5 th Ed.
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Browser Compatibility Issues Designing for multiple browsers is a challenge Test your work in as many browsers as possible Test with both older browsers and new browsers Try to minimize differences across browsers Newer browsers have better adherence to Web standards 6 Principles of Web Design 5 th Ed.
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Browser Compatibility Issues Follow these guidelines: Follow W3C standards Validate your code Know your audience Test your work in multiple browsers and devices 7 Principles of Web Design 5 th Ed.
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Connection Speed Differences Bandwidth has always been a challenge for Web designers Users do not like waiting for content In the US, broadband access has increased Broadband access is not universal around the world Plan your pages for a variety of connection speeds Test your pages at different connection speeds 8 Principles of Web Design 5 th Ed.
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9 Principles of Web Design 5 th Ed.
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Browser Cache and Download Time Web pages are stored on computers called Web servers Web addresses connect to a specific Web server The server serves up the file for download All text and images are downloaded On return visits, your computer loads the files locally unless content has changed Local files are stored in the browser cache Take advantage of the cache by reusing graphics 10 Principles of Web Design 5 th Ed.
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Device and Operating System Issues Users’ computers vary widely in equipment and design This is a design variable you cannot control Test your content on as many system types as possible Keep the following in mind: Monitors and display software Browser versions Font choices 11 Principles of Web Design 5 th Ed.
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Designing for Multiple Screen Resolutions
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Designing for Multiple Screen Resolutions Screen resolution is the width and height of the computer screen in pixels Most monitors have many screen resolutions to
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