All of the assignments for Web Design 1 really kept me busy this week. The topics of study this week included HTML, CSS, as well as our first look into photoshop (well, it was definitely my first look). Included in te reading was also a interesting article by Brandon Jones, titled, “Understanding Visual Hierarchy in Web Design”. It described techniques you can you use to establish visual hierarchy in your designs.
The lynda.com practice this week was more challenging, as this was the first week we used the practice files. I found that between taking notes on the lectures and completing the practice files, there was a lot of information to take away. I particularly liked the section on CSS. I’ve had a shaky understanding of it and now I feel much more comfortable.
I really like how this course is progressing. I’m enjoying the content and the structure. I appreciate that every bit of information is used in the exercise and graded assignments. I expressed the same feelings in the survey this week, which hinted at a Web Design 2 course. I can’t wait to hear more about that course in the spring.