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Visual Design for the Web

by Kerri Augenstein

Learn how to create responsive and beautifully-designed web pages. You'll cover basic principles of HTML and CSS, responsive design, typography, color, layout, and more. Software required: Photoshop CC 2015, Illustrator CC 2015, Browser.

What you'll learn

Beautiful design is just as important as functionality when it comes to the Web. In this course, Visual Design for the Web, you'll learn basic principles of design while creating two visually different interior pages for desktop and mobile. First, you'll go over the basic principles of HTML and CSS (as ideas, not actual code), and discover how you can make your page accessible and usable to all audiences. Along the way, you'll be covering important aspects of design such as typography, use of color, layout, and design aesthetic. Finally, you'll go over navigation principles and how to make your web design responsive for desktops and mobile devices. When you're finished, you'll not only have two uniquely beautiful web pages, but you'll also have a better understanding of what you can do to design a front-end experience for your webpage. Software required: Photoshop CC 2015, Illustrator CC 2015, Browser.

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About the author

Kerri is a visual interface designer who's first life in design began at a boutique branding firm in Boston's South End, Sametz Blackstone Associates. There she learned the theory and application of systemic design and branding, which became the foundation for her design practice as she grew into a focus on the web. She's since been designing for the screen, learning how to apply that systems thinking to intuitive user interfaces and beautiful (hopefully) designs. She's worked both on agency and... more

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