April 1: Visual Design and Layout Coworking & Brownbag


April 1: Visual Design and Layout Coworking & Brownbag

by Firecat
March 24, 2011

Compelling images, rich colors, effective layout. You know it when you see it, but on April 1 we’ll share some insights about exactly WHY some websites just work better than others.

When and Where?

Friday, April 1, 2011
Coworking (open house) 10:30 – 3:30
Lunch discussion 11:45 – 1:30
Firecat Studio, 918 Nolan #104, San Antonio, TX 78202

Visual Design and Layout

Website Design is definitely both Art and Science. Using professional design techniques and knowing a bit of behavioral science, you can take advantage of:

  • Users’ instincts to focus on and track objects in motion
  • Cultural associations of colors with meaning
  • Cues to importance, including size, position, repetition and contrast
  • Established effective web design patterns to minimize effort


You’re welcome to come get some work done anytime between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm, just like working from a coffee shop but with cooler people and free coffee. We’ll start the workshop right at noon, so plan to arrive at 11:30 – 11:45 to get in and settled before we begin. Yes, you are welcome to invite others, but please encourage them to register, so we can have enough chairs and beverages on hand. See you on First Friday!

And yes – please feel free to suggest upcoming brown bag topics. Thanks!

Register for Firecat First Friday April 1: Web Visual Design & Layout in San Antonio, TX  on Eventbrite

Coming Next Month – The Privacy/Transparency Continuum

We’ve talked many times about transparency and privacy as they relate to our use (or our companies’ uses) of social media. We’re going to explore privacy, marketing opt-in and -out, transparency, and the rights of users to know who’s seeing what of the data that most closely concerns each of us as free, empowered netizens. If you know someone with knowledge in this area, please send them to susan (at) Thanks!

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