May
25
2012

– Web Design – Live Website Redesign: Estimating, Planning, and Tracking

Sponsored by Hiscox – hiscoxusa.com Jose and Aure share best practices in estimation, planning and keeping web projects on track. 0:00 Welcome to TWi Web Design with Aure Gimon, Xin Chung, & Victoria Heric 3:45 Xin Chung talks about his background 5:00 Jose talks about the benefits of having a talented producer that can provide transparency to your clients as they manage projects. 7:23 What are the differences between working as a producer within agile development and working as a producer within an agency model? 10:13 The panel discuss producer Best Practices, arguing the benefits of products like Basecamp and Google Docs. 15:20 Jose asks Victoria how she handles the fast pace of an agency environment that involves complicated scheduling and intense dependencies? 17:10 So are you all agile? 19:14 The benefits of documenting a project in case something goes sideways. 20:26 Hiscox is incredible for small business! www.hiscoxusa.com/smallbiz 22:59 Project Managers versus Producers – what’s the difference? 27:01 Who should have creative input? 28:37 Jose and Aure have had both titles, what’s best for the client? 30:07 Creative Technical Producers? 32:01 Game design is not web development! 33:10 The confusion around job title prefixes. 33:59 A user asks for advice around asset management. 37:26 Jose predicts Google Plus will kill Basecamp! 38:11 Jose demonstrates PB Works infrastructure 39:15 Xin talks the challenge of keeping game development in order. 40:45 To Gantt charts

White Space is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner’s Guide to Communicating Visually through Graphic, Web and Multimedia Design


Designing a brochure or web site without an art background? Step away from the computer and read this breezy introduction to visual communications first. Written for non-designers, White Space is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout text introducing the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communications across a variety of formats, from print to Web.

This beautifully illustrated, full-color book covers the basics to help you develop your eye and produce attractive work. Topics include:
* The basics of effective design that communicates its intended message
* Pre-design planning
* 13 Layout Sins to avoid
* Basic typography
* Working with color
* Storyboarding for video, Web, and presentions
* Information graphics
* Mini Art School–all the basics in one chapter
* Outputting your work

* Finally–the basics of layout, design, and visual communication for print and web in one easy-to-digest book!
* “Try This” sections in each chapter include fun, hands-on activities to develop skills.
* The companion web site includes text and photo support material; video clips that put the principles in practice; interactive multimedia components; and links.

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