course notes 2017/18

typography for the web

Oct 18th 2017

illustrated word

Oliver Reichenstein famously wrote: Web Design is 95% Typography.  (read original article) Though this is a bold statement which you might, or might not, agree with – there is no doubt that carefully crafted typography will not only ensure good legibility of text and therefore accessibility but also greatly enhance the design and impact of➢ continue reading

Principles of graphic design

Oct 11th 2017

Design is a fluid process, something that will change with each project, each challenge. Intuition is often a good starting point. Following the well-trodden paths which are influenced by long standing principles is another. Let’s take a look at some established as well as popular graphic design principles and their possible inspiration for design for➢ continue reading

People of the web

Sep 27th 2017

people

Hello everyone :) One of our favourite aspects of the web is the sense of community and sharing. We’re hoping that we will form an excellent web team together. While we won’t have too much time together at the university – we will use Slack to keep in touch throughout the year. Happiness is connecting➢ continue reading

online editors & browser add-ons

Sep 20th 2017

In addition to the tools already mentioned – there are a whole lot more to give you a helping hand ;) There will be a few more additional bits which we will talk about in class ~ for now, a few to get started with.

tools of the trade

Sep 20th 2017

Whether you are an experienced designer already or just starting ~ you’ll need the right tools for the job :) So here’s a quick look at a few options:

Welcome.

Sep 20th 2017

Hello everyone :) and welcome to the start of your year on the MA :) Looking forward to meeting you all and to working with you on your design skills. One of our favourite aspects of the web is the sense of community and sharing. We hope that we will form an excellent web team➢ continue reading

The Shape of Design

Sep 10th 2017

shape of design, book cover

Hello everyone ;) looking forward to meeting you all and to working with you on your design skills. In case you come across this page before our first session and if you’re keen to get started – here’s an excellent bit of reading, highly recommended: The Shape of Design is less of a manual or➢ continue reading