Basics of Designing Web Pages
What is the Internet?
Connected networks that use the TCP/IP protocol. TCP/IP means Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. It is the communication language used to allow networks to follow the same procedures and rules. Interested in understanding transmission control/internet protocol?
A website is the collection of content that you put in web pages. The content could mean multimedia, text or image.
These are HTML Documents that you connect to the Internet.
What is HTML and where does HTML come in?
HTML is HyperText Markup Language. It is primarily used to structure and input content in a web page.
Designing Web Pages
Web Designers, YOU, should think about the creative and technical side of the web. Designing web pages are not always about how good it looks but how it can be beneficial to your users.
Let’s talk about UI, UX and Usability.
It is the visual part of the system that enables you as the user to interact with your code or program.
UX is responsible for the satisfaction of a user. It is used to focus on what you need as a user versus what you want.
The part where your system becomes effective. It is a quality attribute that verifies whether your system is easy-to-use or not.
Before you begin…
8 Web Design Principles you should consider
- Objective – what your website purpose is.
- Site Layout – the structure of your web page.
- Visual Hierarchy – how your content are displayed by importance.
- Direction – what you want your users to achieve in your website.
- Accessibility – how fast and easy can your visitors view and access your web page.
- Consistency – consistent elements throughout your web page/s.
- Content – words and elements you choose for your website. It must communicate well with your audience.
- Alignment and Spacing – how visually organized your web page/s is/are.