In Designing Web Pages you’ll learn how to design Web sites for display on the World Wide Web using professional design software. This is a good basic introduction to designing web pages for businesses, non-profit organizations, advertising agencies, and other organizations wishing to create and maintain Web sites. Modern design tools and basic graphic design principles are discussed in this text. Learning these basics will give you the ability to create and design simple Web sites without the use of coding or programming.
If you are not a professional designer but wish to have some simple Web sites created for your company or personal needs, you’ll find that it’s not that difficult. Even if you don’t consider yourself a good designer, you can still learn good web design skills and methods. This text has a lot of practical advice. It’s not just a text book on design that proclaims the “wow” factor when it comes to good design. The information presented will actually make it possible for you to build a Web site, using good design principals.
The text and illustrations included in this text are extremely clear, easy to read and contain many interesting points and ideas. In addition, the authors explain many of the key topics covered in detail, and they provide links to additional supporting information, including examples of their own projects and examples of what other professional designers have accomplished using similar methods. It is very easy to follow the basic concepts presented in this text and you’ll quickly be designing web pages that are professional in appearance.
Most people do not own smart phones, and those who do may not have access to cellular service or to Web connections on public WiFi spots. Because of this, it is important for many businesses to create their own websites, and many are now turning to “responsive design” in order to do so. Responsive design is based on the idea that a website designed for a desktop computer should look great on a laptop or tablet, and the same website viewed on a mobile phone should look just as nice on a big screen as it did on a small screen. This innovative approach allows web designers to make changes to their designs without having to update their content and technology, which can be a significant advantage.
There are several different ways to go about responsive design, but one of the most popular ways is known as “adaptive” design. Adaptive design works by taking a website’s layout and design and changing it to better fit the type of device that is viewing the website. For instance, if you are designing a website that will be viewed on smart phones, the layout will be modified to better fit the smaller screens on these devices. The same thing will happen if you are designing a site that is going to be viewed on high definition televisions. High definition content and high resolution images require a higher resolution, so the design for the site must also be adjusted to accommodate the change.
Although this may seem complicated, adaptive design does not need to be hard. When properly done, a website can adapt to many different types of device users, which will lead to a more user friendly experience and a more pleasant browsing experience overall. There are a number of different tools that can be used to create adaptive pages. The CSS programming language is very powerful and capable of creating some amazing results. The HTML coding used in the process can be manipulated as well, and while not too difficult, the code can be complicated at times. Using an experienced professional to design your website can ensure that you get your money’s worth from the entire project, and can help to ensure that your website is completely responsive and easy to use for everyone who will be viewing it.