Final Project Research

Sugar Zuly My final project is going to be a business for a fashion retailer. I am going to create several pages on their site, a fun and interactive homepage, links to their lookbooks, a collection page and a contact page. I chose to analyze Sugar Zuly as an example of the type of site … Continue reading Final Project Research

Net Neutrality

Wikipedia defines net neutrality as: the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. Net neutrality means an internet that enables and protects free speech. It means that the internet should be filled with open networks that … Continue reading Net Neutrality

What is a favicon?

Wikipedia defines a favicon (short for favorite icon), also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, tab icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon, as a file containing one or more small icons, associated with a particular website or web page. It’s a form of branding for a website. Usually, favicon’s are in PNG format and … Continue reading What is a favicon?

What is Semantic Markup?

Semantics refers to the correct interpretation of the meaning of a word or sentence. To use a word semantically is to use it in a way that properly aligns with the meaning of the word. Many HTML tags have semantic meaning. That means that certain HTML elements convey some information about the type of content … Continue reading What is Semantic Markup?

Experience Design

Experience design is a way of designing websites that are focused on the quality of the user experience. Businesses must accept the limitations of placing blind-faith in innovation and brand; instead, they must focus on keeping customers engaged, without sacrificing the quality of the experience, while developing new products and grow into new markets. The … Continue reading Experience Design

Usability

Usability has nothing to do with how beautiful a website looks; rather, it has to do with how easy it is for a user to navigate. Ultimately, users are the reason we design websites. They’re the ones that go onto websites and click through them. It is important to optimize web pages to take into … Continue reading Usability

Web Typography

I love typography. I think the interrelation between two sets of fonts is fascinating. I think they can make or break the style of a web page, and are a super subtle but important part of a website experience. One resource I use all the time when I design websites is Font Pair. It is … Continue reading Web Typography