This course gave me the tools to plan a effective website that draws in and keeps a user. I learned the importance of understanding the user, how to build an effective landing page, tools to engage the user, how to build the site structure and wire frames, and much more. I now understand the difference between a website and an effective website and ways to accomplish one. As a graphic designer with primarily print experience, this class will help me offer a much needed service to my clients.
I knew very little about web building and was intimidated by the process. This class was an easy to understand approach to coding HTML. The instructor took us through, step by step, as we built sites that started out simple and grew more complicated. I understand the process so much better than before and appreciate learning coding much more than leaning to use a program that codes for you. Knowing to code gives you more flexibility and the ability to problem solve HTML when things aren’t working. I no longer feel intimidated and look forward to Part II.
After taking classes "Website Planning" and "Web Development I", I've realized putting together a Website is not just composing a bunch of information and pictures that are available on the internet. It's understanding what the information is about, who is the target audience, and what the target audience is supposed to take away from the website visit. The talent, professionalism, and knowledge the instructors bring to the class make it fun and easy to follow.
I plan to take the follow-on courses in order to gain more technical skills enabling me to build custom professional websites.