Talk:What does a good web page need
-- I THINK THIS WHOLE SECTION NEEDS AN OVERHAUL, AS CURRENTLY IT IS NOT VERY EFFECTIVE. THE TYPOGRAPHY AND IA SECTIONS ARE FINE, BUT I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE OTHER STUFF. I THINK THE SECTION SHOULD BE RETITLED "DESIGN AND PLANNING", AND HAVE A STRUCTURE SOMETHING LIKE THE FOLLOWING:
- INTRO TO PLANNING A WEB SITE - COVER ALL THE PRELIMINARY RESEARCH AND DESIGN AT A HIGH LEVEL, AND THEN GIVE LINKS TO EACH BIT IN MORE DETAIL, WHICH WILL BE COVERED IN LATER CHAPTERS
- USER RESEARCH
- PAGE DESIGN ELEMENTS
- INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
- COLOUR SCHEMES AND DESIGN THEORY
- THE IDEA BEHIND UX, AND HOW TO GET YOUR SITE WORKING BETTER FOR YOUR USERS, AND FITTING WITH YOUR BRAND
- MAKING CHANGES, WORKING TOWARDS A DESIGN YOU CAN TAKE FORWARD TO IMPLEMENTATION
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Mark Norman Francis has been working with the internet since before the web was invented. He is currently a Technologist working on Artfinder. In his spare time he watches TV, writes code which he publishes on github and pretends to have a blog.
Previously he worked at Yahoo! as a Front End Architect, defining best practices, coding standards and quality in web development internationally; before that at Formula One Management, Purple Interactive and City University in various roles including web development, backend CGI programming and systems architecture.