Apr
20
2012

Web Design 101: Development Basics

This wee, in our third episode of Web Design 101, an in-depth case study on how to create a web site, Jose and Aure go over tools like CSS and WordPress that help develop a website to be exactly what you want. For more episodes and a full schedule, visit thisweekin.com

The Web Designer’s Idea Book Volume 2: The Latest Themes, Trends and Styles in Website Design


Headline: Web Design Inspiration at a GlanceVolume 2 of The Web Designer’s Idea Book includes more than 650 new websites arranged thematically, so you can easily find inspiration for your work. Author Patrick McNeil, creator of the popular web design blog designmeltdown.com and author of the original bestselling Web Designer’s Idea Book, has cataloged thousands of sites, and showcases the latest and best examples in this book.The web is the most rapidly changing design medium, and this book offers an organized overview of what’s happening right now. Sites are categorized by type, design element, styles and themes, structural styles, and structural elements. This new volume also includes a helpful chapter explaining basic design principles and how they can be applied online.Whether you’re brainstorming with a coworker or explaining your ideas to a client, this book provides a powerful communication tool you can use to jumpstart your next project.

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  • it is firebug plugin for firefox

  • What is a recommended icon/logo software, and the name of the Pad Aure is using???

  • Even my website is in wordpress and it’s really great framework in PHP

  • Thanks for the Video.
    A lot of people are using WordPress. There are also ready-made sites like Mybusybiz.

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  • Great post, but if it’s possible I would recommend shooting in HD.

  • Really great post.
    When you talking about the web development in fact there are many resource to learn but the video presented here is great for me to learn new concepts.

  • Nice Video! Great post. You have a great info. Looking forward to hear a lot from you and get more tips and advices. thanks

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  • :S Installing a WordPress theme? It’s so damn easy. If you can’t work it out yourself, you shouldn’t be running a website.

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  • Check him out at brangiecaballer punto com. Again its ok to have a hybrid practice.

  • My little brother does both. He studied computer science in college and design by working with me.

  • Do both.

  • De nada broder. You estudie at a design school in Pasadena California called Art Center College of Design. Artcenter dot edu. Estudie Graphic Design y Packaging pero focused on Digital. Una de mis teachers was Lynda Weiman de la fama de Lynda dot com. Check out that site, lots of great videos on learning software and coding.

  • so I m between a web developer and or desingner and a graphic designer >.<, I know a developer get paid more than a designer… but I find it boring all this coding, still I really like this cool lookig web sites… this video is a nice help, Graxias por subirlo y me gusto la forma como hablas x) pa lante mi hermano, una pregunta.. en k universidad estudisate y en k campo? web o dise;o grafico? 🙂 graxias!

  • This is an amazing theme, I am 17 , and I m thinking to persuade a “creative technological career” as I call it x), but I really struggle with becoming a Developer , or a Desinger, I like the web, but I also love graphics,

  • I don’t think that is a bad thing. I like looking at multiple content feeds on TweetDeck. I also like reading the news – Mashable, Techcrunch, Wall Street Journal – on my phone and reading my facebook and twitter feeds on Flipboard on my tablet. I look at sites on my laptop mainly for work.
    I think that “Web 3.0” is going to be all about VIDEO, Mobile and social. For me personally its about context and relevance.

  • What else… here’s a mortal question: The Web2.0 revolution has caused many to simply keep up to date using RSS, which the webmasters usually stream right onto facebook and twitter at that. I have a ton of websites I just follow using twitter and facebook, which is kind of a paradox, considering some have awesome websites (like Personal Branding and Timothy Sykes). So is Web2.0 effectively parasitizing websites? How to attract people to the website AND provide maximum connectivity?

  • Thanks for feedback. We are doing an “intermediate” module next and then an “advance module”. What what else would you like us to cover in the intermediate and advanced? These will have additional guest experts. I love Tumblr – and yes simpler is where things are heading. You can bet that as more “stuff” gets produced design will get simpler and simpler. BUT creating relevance and “stickiness” is about how sophisticated you are in the 360 degrees of the user experience process.

  • Meh, didn’t like this episode. You guys had a great few episodes which attracted intermediate to professional experts, but now you’re going to do a basic beginner tutorial? Didn’t have much use of this episode.

    Something for a future episode perhaps: will the tumblog format be the next big thing, even without tumblr? (I’m using it to create a wordpress magazine site right now.)