Tag Archives: Web Development Life Cycle

eLearning Manifesto: Has eLearning advanced alongside technology? Or has technology passed it up?

I have been devoting my last few blogs the eLeanringManifesto.org which was instigated by Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn, and Will Thalheimer. We are so privileged that this amazing group of professionals in the field of Instructional Design and … Continue reading

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Keep It Simple, Stupid!

I responded to a recent question on Quora this morning, What are the best web design tips or guidelines for non-designers? (see http://bit.ly/1dq0hFk ). If I could share one tip it would have to be “simplicity.” While this sounds simple, … Continue reading

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What if it doesn’t look like a duck, walk like a duck, and/or quack like a duck?

I was teaching class today and we were discussing the best practice to make sure that our sites have a simple design and layout. One of my students chose to critique news websites which which are often the worst offenders … Continue reading

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Please daddy please… can we begin development?

In terms of discussing the “development” phase, I always try to get my clients and students to think about how we can leverage the medium we are working within, e.g.,  the internet, browsers, Prezi, video, etc. that can best meets … Continue reading

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Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water…

Finally getting to the design phase with a client is a very exciting time because this is when the web designer’s creativity should come out. All of this is built upon a foundation of brainstorming that should have occurred during … Continue reading

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If you are not designing a site for its user… who are you designing it for?

In addition to understanding the web site’s purpose and goals, you need to know who will use the site. If you know me, you know that I always harp on how important it is to understand your user. Have you … Continue reading

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Take your client through a planning process…

If you do some searching on the web, you will find out that there are numerous iterations of what could be described as a web site development process that I presented previously (see Process & Developing Your “Eye” For Design…). Some … Continue reading

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