I'm evaluating several options for obtaining graphic/web design training and would love to get the opinions of those in the trade (pretty similar to this past question, but a bit more specific). In a perfect world I would love to get a (second) BA, but that's probably completely insane financially. [more inside]
Are there any universities/colleges/institutes that have an all-in-one program for video, photography, print and web design? My online searches have come up fruitless as most programs seem to be separated out. Location doesn't matter, nor does degree/diploma/certificate received. At the end of it I want to be able to shoot, light, edit, etc video and photos and understand and apply colour theory, typography, page layout, etc for print and web designs.
Are there any good books/free online courses/tutorials for learning the basics of graphic design for web sites in particular? [more inside]
WebDesignFilter: Help a print designer with some questions about web hosting and free client friendly CMS options and general web questions. [more inside]
What makes a design good? And how do I create it? [more inside]
Recommend a crash self-education course in becoming a web designer for a graphic designer with 15 years of print experience. Books, websites, etc. Emphasis on correct/efficient process for development + industry standards (i know I should know CSS backwards and forwards...what else?) and general tips all appreciated! [more inside]
It's 1925. I own a General Store. The General Store has a website (obviously)... Can you describe what that website might look like? How can a visitor to that site recognize it immediately as owned by a 1925 General Store (visually)? [more inside]
What's the best way to keep a viewers attention for a long manifesto from a design perspective? What elements/techniques within the document could be used? [more inside]
How can a very left-brained programmer type become more skilled in design? [more inside]
Teach a person without a creative/coding/CSS bone in his body to talk at least semi-intelligently to graphic and web designers. [more inside]
Graphic designer needing web skills... but what do I need? [more inside]
I'm an independent graphic artist looking to create a simple but not amatuerish-looking portfolio website to showcase my work. And because of my limited budget, I pretty much have to do it myself. However, I'm having trouble getting started because there's so much information out there, a lot of it conflicting, out-of-date, too specific, or too general. Please help me do this right! Plenty [more inside]
Eye-candy filled e-mail without having to open an attachment - how do you create this? [more inside]
I am trying to design a banner for a public library web site. I find that all the banners I design are too retro-looking. Kind of 1950s, Alvin Lustig or Saul Bass inspired. Cute, but they don't seem to represent a forward-thinking, technology-oriented library. I am looking for examples of banners that might inspire me, and I am hoping you all might have some suggestions. Also, any elements you think I should try to include or try to avoid. This banner will be seen by tens of thousands of people, and will be the "face" of the library online. Links to examples of what you think works and why it works would be much appreciated. I had no idea that I would have such a hard time with this; I just don't seem to get 2007 design! Thanks.
Does anyone know of any good web design/graphic design schools or programs in Chicago (or the midwest)? I have a background in Computer Science, but I'd like to pursue web design. [more inside]
Where can a current IT student find more info about going into the Graphic Design field? Does anyone have suggestions for a good Graphic Design college or program, preferably in North Carolina? [more inside]