Making It Look Good
Getting Your Ideas Down
I'll start this week's lesson by reassuring you about
your artistic skills, whatever they may be. You do not need
to be an artist to design visually interesting web sites. In
fact, you don't even need "art" to have a great
Start with what you know. If you enjoy drawing, consider
a design that includes some of your art work. If you are
more of a photographer, then a site built around photographs
- especially ones taken specifically for the site - may be
more your style.
Begin an idea list for yourself by first writing down the
answer to this -
What can /I/ do to make my site interesting to look at?
If you aren't sure how to answer, go back and re-read the
Next, write down your answer to this question -
How do I want people to feel when they visit my site?
Perhaps you want them to feel excited to be there. Or
maybe you'd rather they feel calm, serene, relaxed during
their visit. If you are selling something, you'd want them
to feel inspired to spend money.
After you've answered those two questions, go
ahead and move on.