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Designer classes coverage by Mind Map: Designer classes coverage
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Designer classes coverage

Creating a dynamic site

Overview of the process

The role of the hosting server (advanced), The three-tier architecture (web server, scripting engine, database server), The role of server scripting (PHP), The role of databases (MySQL)

Control Panel - creating databases

Adding a form-to-email to the site

Creating the HTML code

Creating the PHP code

Adding JS validation

Creating a static site

Overview of the process

Going interactive, The role of HTML, The role of CSS, The role of JS, Types of layouts (fixed, fluid), Choosing a resolution

Going live, Domain names, The role of the hosting server (basic), Uploading - FTP, Control panel (overview)

Creating a layout in Photoshop

Layers

Blending modes

Selections

Masks

Patterns

Blending options

Paths

Smart Objects

Converting to HTML (DreamWeaver)

HTML, Overview, Tags, elements, attributes, values, The structure of an html document, Most 'popular' elements, Writing well-structured code

CSS, Overview, W3C Standards, browser interoperability, The box model, CSS rules - selectors, properties and values, CSS rules priorities, Ways to include CSS - inline, head, external file

Types of navigation and navigational guides, Simple one-level navigation, Drop-down menus, Breadcrumb trail, Designing with sprites

Logo design

Composition principles

Useful tools and resources

Pixie

Firefox addons, Web developer toolbar, Firebug, YSlow, HTML validator, MeasureIt

Common solutions

osCommerce

overview of the store and its function, register as a customer, make an order

admin panel settings, products, payment, shipping, state tax, tip: using phpMyAdmin to delete products/attributes

file structure

designing the solution

Wordpress

Wordpress as a CMS

Adding modules

File structure

Anatomy of a template

phpBB

Career center

phpFox

Joomla

Customer communication

Grasping the customer's perspective

Convincing the customer out of bad ideas

Being polite to an angry customer

Don't say 'no'

Coping with overwhelming requests (prioritizing, work/message)

Layout and visuals

Creating the graphics

Bitmap vs Vector

Color modes (RGB,CMYK), color representation (dec, hex)

formats overview - JPG, GIF, PNG

The role of Photoshop

The role of Illustrator

The role of Flash

Usability principles

The CRM

Viewing the projects