Create Your Own Website
April 12th to April 16th
12:30 - 1:30pm EST
Hello! My name is Kaitlin, I am a recent OCAD University graduate. I have a Bachelor of Design (BDes) with a major in Advertising (Graphic Design) and minor in Art History.
It was a pleasure to meet everyone in class today! We had an information packed first session as we jumped into the basics of website design! Today we talked about the elements that make up a webpage and how we can view web pages on the internet using search engines. We then went over the importance of internet safety and explored the concept of a digital footprint, we then discussed ways we can keep our information private on the internet.
After that we explored some design rules that will help us create a successful website and learned about navigation tools such as a menu bar and footers.
To end the class we signed up for Wix, the platform we will be using to build our websites, and set up a domain (website name) before going over some of the different tools we can use to design our sites.
Tomorrow we will learn about user experience and how to spot good and bad design in websites before continuing to set up our homepages!
Prep for next class: Find a website that you like and one that you don’t like and bring the links to class so we can talk about it! (Tip - think about the websites you use often - are they well designed?)
See you all tomorrow!
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