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.
- 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.
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Call Number: Engineering Library TK5105.888 .K78 2006
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.
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2009
Call Number: Van Pelt Z674.75.W67 R44 2008
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.