A Design for Inner Hybrid Pages for a Site with a Visual Home Page
For the next several class meetings, you will be working in teams to create a page design in Dreamweaver that will serve as an "inner" page for a web site, based on a visual, sliced-based l home page design we have already used. The goals are:
- to create an inner page that is more like a McFarland-style verbal page than a sliced-based visual page.
- to design the page inner the inner page to accomodate more than two screen's worth of text and images, making effective use of screen real estate and allowing a sufficient canvas for creating visual heirarchy.
- to structure the page so that the link menu looks exactly like the home page's menu and is located in the same geographic place on the page
- to ensure that the inner page looks like part of the same web site as the home page: that it repeats and resuses lots of the same colors, textures, fonts, images, banners, and other layout elements, even though the layout and design logic of the inner page is actually different.
In the Moodle forum "Design Teams," I will ask you to keep a team blog where you chronologically collect ideas, links to examples, URLs of tutorials, etc.
In class, I will ask you to work together to try these techniques and tutorials out. I will ultimately ask you to share your results with the class.