So, @Madalena.design, I asked that you create a collaboration branch off of the main post.
Do you think that every time we do a collab project (like e every week or so) for everybody to work on if they can, you should select a user to announce what should be built, or do you just want to do it?
Okay, first of all, doing a collaboration project is not a bad suggestion, it is more of the case of if it could happen and when.
Also, I would like to be clear on a a few things for everyone to understand.
The reason why I am creating topics on web design because I feel it would help web developers to apply the authentic and accessible design on their projects (including their portfolio site) that they have coded and built. As @simonebogni has made a very good point:
My idea is to write a good few topics about some fundamentals of web design and it is to bring many members to take interest and get involved in the post by discussing a subject that related to web design.
What I hope the outcome to be is FCC would see the posts and see the high volume of interests from FCC members and take it into consideration to create a curriculum of principles of web design.
I only plan to write at least up to five topics, which will cover enough to under the basics. I do not plan to go into the depth of every fundamental, otherwise, the purpose of making it into a curriculum would be pointless as everything would be covered here on the forum.
Honestly, your suggestion is not a bad idea, but considering we have only started, let’s see what will happen down the road first and fingers cross that it will be a successful outcome
ps: If things do not go well as expected, I will look into your idea but implement that maybe through a blog??
@michaelsndr I have managed to watch the video (sorry for the delay!) and I want to say a big thank you for doing so. It has given me so much inspiration and I am already thinking of ideas of editorial design and implement it into the layout of my portfolio site. I am feeling super excited already haha. Again, thank you so much!
@passive you were asking about the book of Bea Feitler?? Am I correct?? If so, the book is called ‘O Design de Bea Feitler’. But, I thought to give you a head up. 1) It is extremely hard to get this copy and 2) it is going to hurt your piggy bank BIG time
This may come as a surprise to you but even in the design industry, design students feel anxious when it comes to creating the product. This is because, unlike programming, most of the time in the design principles, there isn’t a right or wrong answer.
This is why we have to carry out research to find information from the audience and find out what it is the most common taste in the society in order to create a product that will appeal to almost everyone (remember this, you cannot please everybody).
However, I will try to explain the topics where it will have a more practical approach to it rather than just an artistic approach.
I found a great way for learning how to practice the Web Design.
At Khan Academy, literally 99.99% of all the people there only do PJS or don’t know how to make webpages properly. On weekends, I will make webpages for the people that need one, following the design instructions that @Madalena.design taught.
That site really needs more people who do proper Web Development & Design. Could you add your skills to that site and emphasize the use of Web Development?
I’m saying that out of everyone that learns programming, a very little amount of them knows how to make webpages. Most of them use Processing.JS to code and not HTML or CSS. On Khan, they don’t actually teach you how to lay out your site properly. They just teach you basic css and there’s a problem: webpages can get to look ugly.
What I’m also trying to say is that I can practice working for people for free now and make websites for them. They will tell me what to do and I will try my best to make it.
Try to make it look like a properly designed one made by a web developer (well, almost since I’m not there yet.)
First of all, thank you for explaining this in another way. Now, I completely understand what you are saying.
EXACTLY! This is how I felt with FCC. I think many web learning platforms do this and I can see why they do this as we are only there to learn to code, not design. But, it still doesn’t change that without design knowledge, it will be hard to create webpage with an appealing look.
I think that is a brilliant idea what you are doing there. Just a word of advice, if you plan to make your own portfolio (or you already have one), I would add a small web design section of all the works you have made and add an explanation of why you are doing this (basically what you have just explained above). By doing this, it will show that you have a strong interest and contribution in the web industry and community. And of course, you get to show off your cool web design layouts you made. Seriously, keep it up!
I have checked out your LOTR club page. I really like it. I like the colour and font choice you have picked because it worked with the branding identity of LOTR.