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Balanced Website Design

Optimising Aesthetics, Usability and Purpose

By Dave Lawrence , Soheyla Tavakol

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8462-8518-9
  • 252 Pages
  • User Level: Students
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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Balanced Website Design (BWD) is a new methodology that fuses traditional strengths of structured, stepped, and iterative approaches to design and implementation, with keeping a sharp focus (throughout a project) on defining and achieving the desired purpose, usability and aesthetic characteristics – which are absolutely essential requirements of any website. The book includes discussions on new perspectives on usability and aesthetics, in the special context of website design. BWD is suitable for all types of websites, for individual and/or team projects, and useful even for the most experienced of website designers. BWD provides guidance, structure and detailed documentation/process support for the activity of designing and implementing your next website – to help you maximise effectiveness and appropriateness. This book addresses very practical needs in the extremely complicated area of website design and presents a down-to-earth, strongly structured approach to designing a web-site or teaching web-site design.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Grounding.
  2. BWD: The Context Explained.
  3. The World of Website Design.
  4. Website Usability.
  5. Aesthetics and Websites.
  6. Methodology.
  7. Requirements: Initial Acquisition.
  8. Design Needs: Building the Picture.
  9. Designing the Solution.
  10. Creating the Website.
  11. Implementation Issues.
  12. Software Tools.
  13. Website Hosting and Website Management.

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