How do I give an interesting crash course on web design?
May 20, 2008 3:03 AM Subscribe
I have a duty to teach my fellow peers the basics of web design, and I intend to not bore them to death. Where do you recommend I start?
posted by semi to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
By web design I mean from basic web elements, compositions, typesettings, colors and coding stuff in no strict order, preferably in less than 10 hours. I'm going the valid XHTML/CSS path, of course. Target audience will be a few computer-literate undergraduates with prior exposure to HTML and WYSIWYG-based designing (though I intend to allow no WYSIWYG tools).
I'm thinking of starting from the box model, and continuing with semantics and then CSS rules. But I don't have much experience with the art part, nor really skilled in those areas myself. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to deliver all this and make it interesting? Should some parts be skipped? Should I just stick with tables and <font>s in the beginning? Any resources you'd recommended (preferably with little text, to be gentle on the ESLers)—slides, cheat sheets, or inspirational sites?
Thanks in advance for all answers!