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Wrap-up: Foundations of Web Design (Mentorship Series)

Following is a summary of topics discussed during January 2009’s Dreamweaver Meetup Mentorship series

Print vs. Web

We had a lively discussion on print vs. web design. Many examples of differences were tossed out, including typographical quality (150+ ppi vs. 72/96 ppi), fixed layouts & typefaces, interactivity, etc. The key to remember for web designers with a print background is that instead of controlling the design, you must allow the user to control the design. Therefore, designs must be created with a level of flexibility in mind.

Web Standards

We discussed how, by leveraging Web Standards, you gain in efficiency and flexibility. The power is unlimited. One example discussed was the ability to redesign an entire site by just recoding the CSS file, and never touching the content or HTML. The example discussed and displayed was the CSS Zen Garden.
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Foundations of Web Design (Mentorship Series)

The purpose of web design is to create an online presence that provides valuable content to the intended audience. What follows barely scratches the surface of web design, but covers three important topics that we should look at before we dive into the details.

  • How Web Design is Different (from Print)
  • Web Standards
  • Web Site Organization

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