a look at design for the web & all it entails

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graphic design principles II

ancient trees
Ancient Trees © Beth Moon 

And another few principles for you to ponder over and work with. Do have a look at the sites mentioned in the slides.

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Last year year, I had the pleasure of creating a new site for the TalkWebDesign, THE conference for students :)
As you are our target audience, and a new date to be announced soon ~ we’d really appreciate your input :)

Give feedback and suggestions for alternative solutions to possible issues in the comments below.
All thoughts and opinions welcome and appreciated :)
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points for discussion:

  1. split interface
    to follow the approach many conference websites take with a clear focus on the main information alone – the design features a split menu:
    1- primary menu (header) for event info
    2- secondary menu (footer) for extras
  2. partial support for CSS clipping masks
    to break way from the standard presentation of speaker photos in circles or squares – the shape of the images is altered by using the logo element as slipping mask. Photos are of different dimensions which results in similar shapes yet different sizes and displays for each image. This will only work in -webkit- browsers, leaving Firefox and IE as the main popular browsers which will instead show the images unclipped.
  3. homepage
    what would you suggest for the homepage: what content should feature to promote the new event?
  4. feedback & thoughts
    any other thoughts? any errors or mistakes? anything else you’d like to contribute?
    I will be working on an update – happy to include your suggestions, to be approved by David :)

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