Category Archives: ART 170: Web Design 1

This category is for my Web Design 1 class.

Finished site

Oh, right, I said I was going to post a link to my finished website….Here it is: gnarlycat.com.

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Week 15 Summary

This week was entirely focused on finishing my website. It was pretty exciting seeing things come together and begin working functionally as I had envisioned weeks ago when I designed the comps. For a while I was having a hard … Continue reading

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Week 14 Summary

12 Rules for Choosing the Right Domain Name Full list of available domain registars: ICANN-Accredited Registrars Rotating Images with Dreamweaver and JavaScript Adding a Flash/XML slideshow CSS Zen Garden Remember to always designate link, visited, hover and active states for … Continue reading

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Week 13 Summary

Understanding cascading style sheets – Another summary of how CSS works. Making the Most of a Meta Description Meta descriptions embed keywords and a short description in your html document. The text from the meta description displays as the description … Continue reading

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Week 12 Summary

Killer Web Content Examples of headlines and summaries that were both successful and unsuccessful at grabbing readers’ attention. Content written for the web is generally more successful when it is concise and quickly reveals how it relates to the reader’s … Continue reading

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Week 11: Design Comps

My final project will be building a portfolio website for my artwork. I am excited to be working on this project, although I’ve been struggling a little bit in the actual site design. I think my background in print design … Continue reading

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Week 11 Summary

Search Engine resources: Search Engine Watch 20 completely free SEO tools – Tools to let you see ways your site can improve for search engine finding. SEO Software, Simplified – Search Engine optimization. Search Engine Roundtable Search Engine Placement Tips … Continue reading

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