Category Archives: Beginner

Design Process [Infographic]

This infographic outlines the milestones important to the design process and is helpful in understanding the basic phases of the process for web design and development.

Web / Interactive Careers

There are so many career possibilities within the Communication Design field. Below are career descriptions specifically for Web/Interactive careers.

Web Design Comp Checklist

When creating a design comp, there are many things to think about and ways to make your design stronger and more effective. Below is a list of things to double check before finalizing your design comp.

Navigation Basics

Good web designers must know how to design successful navigational interfaces for the web. So how do you start when thinking about designing a navigational system?

Dreamweaver: Inserting Tables

Tables Tables allow you to control the relative positioning of elements on a page by creating a series of connected cells. These cells contain text and have a specific or relative size specified.

Image Slicing

Image slicing What do you do when you have all of your final design comps ready in Photoshop and you want to optimize all of the images you’ll need to build your web site?

Why Learn HTML?

Why learn HTML? Given that tools such as Dreamweaver exist, and allow you to create web pages without knowing HTML, you might ask “why learn HTML?” There are several reasons:

Web Typography

Web typography Traditional print designers have a huge amount of options available to them when it comes to typography, including the sheer numbers of fonts available, and options for positioning text. Typography on the web is a lot more limited, because we must design using

What is Web Accessibility?

What is Accessibility? Accessibility is treating everyone, no matter what their ability, the same. Most discussions of accessibility first talk about disability. This implies that people with a disability deserve special treatment. This isn’t what accessibility is about—it’s actually a symptom of the way people

The Basics of CSS

The Basics of CSS This video tutorial covers the basics of CSS, what is CSS? Basic CSS Properties, Anatomy of CSS, and demonstrates how to link a CSS file in a basic HTML page using a simple text editor like TextEdit.