group split) workshops (3 group split) weeks 1-2, 6-11: weeks 3 & 5: delivered by Prisca with Claire delivered by Creative Media Team with Claire Digital Practices Sessions: Fridays RESOURCES check MOLE for all ofﬁcial info eyelearn.org/workshops/digital-practices2020 session material: 1 hr lecture (all) 2½ workshop (2 group split) weeks 4: delivered by Lulu with Claire
the information architecture (this can be in form of a tree chart diagram or a well structured written document) 2. A website with at least ﬁve pages presented online, containing: text, images/video as appropriate 3. A 500-word document describing considerations for each main part of the website, the content structure, tone of copy and why you chose to include certain elements. deliverables: to be delivered by deadline via TURNITIN Digital Practices Project: Select one of three briefs Get Active! BRIEF 1 Bringing up children in a digital age BRIEF 2 Being an international student BRIEF 3 Check Handbook on MOLE for ofﬁcial details & speciﬁcs. ! → eyelearn.org/workshops/digital-practices2020 option to write your own brief: subject to approval of written brief proposal ‣ brief has to meet the same criteria as given topics ‣ deadline for submission of proposal: 6/3/2020
1996 ~ transition to digital ~ — web designer since 2000 — teaching web design since 2002 Additional resources a little bit about me: ★ design for people ★ love the sharing spirit of the web ★ support web as free and open platform to empower people ★ open source all the way ★ Why WordPress? ~ all of the above :) — studio launched 2013 DESIGN LONDON WordPress STUDIO EYEDEA eyedeastudio.london design work
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Provided by the University, accessible on campus or via VPN from outside (see CiCS instructions for details). URL / website address ma-dms.shefﬁeld.ac.uk/digp2020 + your unique number admin / WordPress login ma-dms.shefﬁeld.ac.uk/digp2020##/wp-admin eyelearn.org/workshops/digital-practices2020
is accessible. is easy to use. is clearly presented as secure. shows up-to-date content. loads fast. is professional. A good website presents a strong brand image. features images and videos. caters for its audience. is engaging & informative. looks attractive. presents legible text and clearly structured content. complies with applicable laws. keeps data confidential and secure. functions well and as expected. appeals to personal taste. ...
sought-for information. ★ shows up-to-date content. ★ is professional. ★ features images and videos. ★ caters for its audience. ★ is engaging & informative. ★ presents legible text and clearly structured content. ★ complies with applicable laws. technical ★ is easy to use. ★ is clearly presented as secure. ★ loads fast. ★ keeps data conﬁdential and secure. ★ functions well and as expected. aesthetics ★ is engaging & informative. ★ looks attractive. ★ appeals to personal taste. User perspective - where do the priorities lie?
I move on.” “Google everything…” “I’m easy when browsing… anything might be worth the wait.” “Got to have a routine - same browser, same search - quick + easy.” “Loading speed matters more than anything else.” “Online privacy and tracking protection above all else.” “Block all ads.” “I don’t mind the ads.”
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1 content review / revision site planning for content structure 2 ongoing feedback & testing, iterations/edits of content SITE MAP WIREFRAME ongoing feedback & testing, iterations/edits of design + setup design for layout, type and presentation of all media 3 stairwell stairwell TEXT stairwell stairwell castle towers stairwell castle towers stairwell stairwell stairwell stairwell PHOTOS Content-out approach
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free-hosted website c) CMS [content management system] driven setup (can be free- or self-hosted) Putting a site online - which options are available? Why do you need to know? ✓ you are responsible for your own data. Knowing how to backup your site (content/setup/design) is vital. ✓ keep an eye on ownership. Knowing whether your uploaded content remains your own is important. content őȁȁ˛ȁƛɭőɝƛȁȩžőɻƛƈ ǟșƈƛƈǟžőɻƛƈ ǁȩȁƈƛɝࠗƈőɻőŵőɭƛȩșɭƛɝʯƛɝ stairwell way finding
which options are available? a) static, self-hosted website — webpages created as standalone, containing all data and media — design and content interlinked — all ﬁles fully functioning independently and uploaded on server b) free-hosted website — website part of a bigger setup, shared server and settings — often no direct access to ﬁles — settings and data protection by third party c) CMS [content management system] driven setup (can be free- or self-hosted) — content and design kept separated: content in database, design as theme — more ﬂexibility in updating content structure and design — backups involve database, design and settings content őȁȁ˛ȁƛɭőɝƛȁȩžőɻƛƈ ǟșƈƛƈǟžőɻƛƈ ǁȩȁƈƛɝࠗƈőɻőŵőɭƛȩșɭƛɝʯƛɝ stairwell way finding
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in money ★ open source | license: GPL ★ reliable and technically stable ★ ﬂexible, adaptive and extendable ★ large community contributing to core and plugins ★ wide variety of plugins available ★ easy update and content management ★ easy change of design via theme