The Basic Principles of Web Design: Introduction

I suppose that these notions will help you to make your GUI more appealing to the customer.
Than you can take them and apply them to the language you use.
If you are using Java, it’s probably going to be with Swing or JavaFX (or some other libraries).
Between Swing and JavaFX I strongly prefer the latter.
It has a bit of a learning curve at the beginning but it’s waaaaay worth it.

If you are looking for “back-end” stuff, I suggest a look at design patterns.
Especially for Java, which is the typical OOP language :slight_smile:

So,, I asked that you create a collaboration branch off of the main post.

Do you think that every time we do a collab project (like e every week or so) for everybody to work on if they can, you should select a user to announce what should be built, or do you just want to do it?

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Okay, first of all, doing a collaboration project is not a bad suggestion, it is more of the case of if it could happen and when. :slight_smile:

Also, I would like to be clear on a a few things for everyone to understand.

The reason why I am creating topics on web design because I feel it would help web developers to apply the authentic and accessible design on their projects (including their portfolio site) that they have coded and built. As @simonebogni has made a very good point:

My idea is to write a good few topics about some fundamentals of web design and it is to bring many members to take interest and get involved in the post by discussing a subject that related to web design.

What I hope the outcome to be is FCC would see the posts and see the high volume of interests from FCC members and take it into consideration to create a curriculum of principles of web design.

I only plan to write at least up to five topics, which will cover enough to under the basics. I do not plan to go into the depth of every fundamental, otherwise, the purpose of making it into a curriculum would be pointless as everything would be covered here on the forum.

Honestly, your suggestion is not a bad idea, but considering we have only started, let’s see what will happen down the road first and fingers cross that it will be a successful outcome :slightly_smiling_face:

ps: If things do not go well as expected, I will look into your idea but implement that maybe through a blog??

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Okay. sounds good.

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@ConnerOw1115 Whew! I am happy to hear that :slight_smile:

@michaelsndr I have managed to watch the video (sorry for the delay!) and I want to say a big thank you for doing so. It has given me so much inspiration and I am already thinking of ideas of editorial design and implement it into the layout of my portfolio site. I am feeling super excited already haha. Again, thank you so much! :blush:

@passive you were asking about the book of Bea Feitler?? Am I correct?? If so, the book is called ‘O Design de Bea Feitler’. But, I thought to give you a head up. 1) It is extremely hard to get this copy and 2) it is going to hurt your piggy bank BIG time :slight_smile:
O yeah, :grin::smile: Thanks for updating me. I’ll rather don’t buy a copy now than to hurt my little Penny. Lol :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Well, I do not blame you at all! But at least you know the designer’s name and if you google her works, you may find a plenty of them from there :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thanks for sharing your knowledge, I’m a web developer with a good experience, but when it come to the design or even when the client just say “UI/UX” I get terrified :sweat_smile:

So finally I decided to overcome this and bring more skills to my skill set :blush:

Interested and Seriously following :face_with_monocle:


Yeah, thanks. I checked it out before now.

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Welcome to our community, @omeroooor.
It’s nice to have someone new join our group.

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First of all, welcome to the FCC community :slight_smile:

This may come as a surprise to you but even in the design industry, design students feel anxious when it comes to creating the product. This is because, unlike programming, most of the time in the design principles, there isn’t a right or wrong answer.

This is why we have to carry out research to find information from the audience and find out what it is the most common taste in the society in order to create a product that will appeal to almost everyone (remember this, you cannot please everybody).

However, I will try to explain the topics where it will have a more practical approach to it rather than just an artistic approach.

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Thanks, I am very happy to join :blush:

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Thanks alot, and I’am waiting for your updates

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You are welcome :slight_smile:

In case you are not aware, The first topic here is already up and check it out if you haven’t :slight_smile:

Am so loving this, can’t wait for the article


Thank you! :blush: I hope the first two articles was helpful and enjoyable. Third topic is on the way soon :slight_smile:

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Yes it was and an also excited see people having common interest to things that interest mhe

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I found a great way for learning how to practice the Web Design.
At Khan Academy, literally 99.99% of all the people there only do PJS or don’t know how to make webpages properly. On weekends, I will make webpages for the people that need one, following the design instructions that taught.
That site really needs more people who do proper Web Development & Design. Could you add your skills to that site and emphasize the use of Web Development?


Hey, two things! :slight_smile:

  1. Excuse me for being slow, but I am not sure what you meant.

Do you mean the students who are learning a subject at Khan Academy?? Or do you mean the staff who is running KA??

Whatever is the outcome, I think it is a great idea that you are doing something to help and contribute. :blush:

  1. the link you provided is not working

I’m saying that out of everyone that learns programming, a very little amount of them knows how to make webpages. Most of them use Processing.JS to code and not HTML or CSS. On Khan, they don’t actually teach you how to lay out your site properly. They just teach you basic css and there’s a problem: webpages can get to look ugly.

What I’m also trying to say is that I can practice working for people for free now and make websites for them. They will tell me what to do and I will try my best to make it.
Try to make it look like a properly designed one made by a web developer (well, almost since I’m not there yet.)

I have almost completed one of them and it is a Lord Of The Rings club page.

Others are asking for things like portfolios and subscription pages.