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Building Your Web Comps

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In This Chapter

arrow Taking a look at standard web-graphic software tools

arrow Using “mood boards” to establish visual direction

arrow Leveraging online design resources to give your designs a leg up

arrow Starting a web-page template in Photoshop

arrow Designing web background tiles

This is the part you’ve been waiting for — the chance to roll up your sleeves and begin designing web pages. As you can see, there’s a lot of planning that precedes the visual design stage: the initial gathering of business requirements, the information design and user focus groups, and then (of course) getting a handle on some of the technical details surrounding web graphics and typography.

When you’ve done all that homework, this chapter sets you on your design course. First I give you a chance ...

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