These tutorials are about general site design principles in Web design.
The first set of tutorials are a brief overview. The rest are a much more detailed look at the same information.
The complete listing of site design tutorials can be found below or you can use the side menu to move section by section.
- The Web Project
Thinking through a Web site using the project development model.
- Starting a Project
Starting a Web design project.
- Planning a Web Site
Planning a Web design project.
- Site Structures
Identifying a structure for your site.
- Site Development
Developing the Web site and its structure.
- Implementation and Review
Project implementation and review.
- Information Architectures
What are information architectures?
- Intro to Info Arch
An introduction to information architecture.
- The Information Architect
The job of the information architect.
- The Information Architecture
What makes for good information architectures.
- Design Challenges
Challenges to good Web site design.
- Organizing Information
Using Information Architectures to organize information.
- Information Schemes
Creating a scheme to define your information.
- Information Structures
Creating a structure to contain your information.
- Navigation Systems
Developing a navigation system for your site.
- Site Navigation
The basic principles of site navigation.
- Browser Navigation
Taking advantage of the navigation features built into the browser.
- Global vs. Local
The differences between global and local navigation systems.
- Integral Navigation
Navigation systems that are integrated into the content pages of the Web site.
- Remote Navigation
Navigation systems external to the content pages.
- Labeling Systems
Developing a labeling system for your site.
- Using Labels
The basic of labels.
- Types of Labels
What sorts of labels do we have to work with?
- Good Labels
Building a good labeling system.
- Search Systems
Developing a search system for your site.
- Search Types
How people search for information.
- Good Searching
How to design a good search system.
- Project Planning
Planning the Development of a Web site.
- The Big Picture
Looking at the big picture.
- Setting Goals
Setting the goals for your project.
Identifying your audience.
- Content and Function
Sites should be designed around content and function.
- Conceptual Design
- Project Development
Developing a Web site.
- Development Tools
Techniques and deliverables of development.
- Production Tools
Finally, putting the project together.
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Copyright 2003 -- Peter L. Kantor[firstname.lastname@example.org]
Last Updated August 2003