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!
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) firecatstudio.com. Thanks!