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Do you want to design, or redesign, your organization's website, but have no idea how to begin? Great news, it's not as hard as it seems! And better yet, you don't need any special spidey or superhuman web powers to get started.
Our new TechSoup Course, Web Design Best Practices 101, will equip you with a solid foundation on how to design a user-friendly website. From taglines to your logo, donation buttons to email signup, we'll guide you step by step through the beginning stages of creating an engaging website.
Our Adobe expert, Colleen Schweizer, will lead you through this short, three-part course that includes simple steps to develop your website's layout, look and feel, and user experience. You'll learn reliable standards for crafting web content, navigational dos and don'ts, best practices for creating an appealing web experience, and tips for sustaining design consistency on multiple devices, including mobile and tablet.
During this web design introductory course, you’ll watch three videos and access summaries of web design best practices. These summaries will also guide you in the implementation of your own web design after the course. Once you've grasped the basics, you can then begin to wrestle with your organization's web design project with confidence.
This course is part of our design for nondesigners series, which is intended to help nonprofit and library staff who don't have formal training in design practices or software. No spidey powers needed!
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Does it include an emphasis on making the web site accessible for people with disabilities and those using assistive technologies?
Hi jcravens42, we are working on a future accessible web design–focused course.
That's nice, but please include accessible web design in ALL web design courses. If it's not mainstreamed, many will ignore it as something nice but not necessary.
Awesome post, thx!
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