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Upcoming Web Workshops

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Introduction

Web design and fluency with website creation tools are quickly becoming fundamental skills, regardless of what field you pursue. This guide will introduce some of the website creation tools that WIC can help you use. And remember, a well designed website may include stunning visual images or interactive content, so check out our workshops for help with using supplemental tools like Photoshop and Prezi.

Web Resources

  • Basic Color Theory for Web Design
    Basic color theory, along with examples from popular websites.
  • Writing for the Web
    From Jakob Nielson, a usability expert. Links to a few research articles and editorials on how users read on the web, and how content creators can write effectively.
  • W3C Markup Validation
    Getting started writing HTML and CSS code? Use this tool to check your work.
 

Books from the Catalog (Franklin)

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Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability - Steve Krug
Call Number: Engineering Library TK5105.888 .K78 2006
ISBN: 9780321344755
Publication Date: 2006
It's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability... Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design.

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CSS Cookbook - Christopher Schmitt
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9780596155933
Publication Date: 2009
Learn the basics, such as the CSS rule structure. Work with web typography and page layout. Create effects for images and other page elements. Learn techniques for configuring lists, forms, and tables. Design effective web navigation and create custom links. Get creative by combining CSS with JavaScript.

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Design Talk - Brenda Reeb
Call Number: Van Pelt Z674.75.W67 R44 2008
ISBN: 0838985025
Publication Date: 2008
Roles, skills, and responsibilities; Usability practitioners and testing methods; Web designers and visual attributes of web sites; Web developers and Web applications; Build a program for user-centered design.

 

Lynda.com @ Penn

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Lynda.com provides over 77,000 training videos related to new technologies and software. You can access Lynda.com by reserving a license for one-day remote access. Some centers and schools at Penn also provide PennKey-based access from any location.
 

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