Welcome to Planning a Website Design
This course describes the first
- three layers of the Web Interaction Model,
- signs and metaphors,
- information architecture,
- and software,
as they apply to the website design of a project.
As the second in a three-part series that teaches you the requirements for planning a Web site,
this course teaches the standards and tools Web design teams apply to meet the demands of developing a client's Web site.
The third course in this series, Planning a Web Site Deployment
, focuses on networks and hardware requirements, the two remaining layers of the Web Interaction Model.
After completing the course, you will be able to:
Describe the importance of signs and metaphors for engaging users
Describe the tools and team process for creating effective signs and metaphors
Identify success factors and risks in creating signs and metaphors
Identify how a design team plans a Web site's information architecture
Describe how a client's needs determine information architecture requirements
Describe the various software packages used to design and deploy Web sites
Describe how a design team selects the most efficient software solution to meet the client's needs
In this course, you will learn about design strategies and tools with three kinds of applets: