Building Your Web Comps
In This Chapter
Taking a look at standard web-graphic software tools
Using “mood boards” to establish visual direction
Leveraging online design resources to give your designs a leg up
Starting a web-page template in Photoshop
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 ...