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Writing for the Web: Articles, Training & Reports

Writing for the Web: Articles, Training & Reports
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Typography Tutorials, Books, Web Site Typography, Web Site Fonts, CSS Fonts, sIFR, Dyanmic Image Replacement, Tutorials Within the Typography section you'll find helpful annotated links to Web site typography articles, tutorials, resources, tools, discussion lists and typography organizations, and typography book reviews and recommendations. Typography articles and tutorials topics include typography in general, Web site typography, such as choosing fonts for web sites, accessibility and typography, readability, white space, and typography, CSS, typography, and CSS typography techniques, design and typography for Web sites, image replacement techniques (IFR, sIFR, swfIR, others), and font design and creation. Do you know of some good articles, tutorials, books, or resources related to typography or fonts for Web sites? Within this category: top ‘On this page’ menu Navigation below Search/Sidebar

Graphic Design Tutorials : Graphic Design Software Directory & Portal for Graphics Tips : Desktop Publishing Resources & Graphic Design Links Web Design Reference Guide | Designing Accessible Text—Part 3: Color Designing Accessible Text—Part 3: Color Last updated Oct 17, 2003. If you’re looking for more up-to-date information on this topic, please visit our Web Design article, podcast, and store pages. By Sarah Horton Color is a powerful design tool, and one of the easiest ways to jazz up a Web site. Color adds visual interest, draws the eye, and communicates information to the user. Color can undermine the purpose of text. This article addresses concerns regarding color and text, with guidance on making good choices about color, and creating designs that work both without color and with user-defined colors. Contrast Legibility refers to the ability to distinguish and identify characters and word shapes. One of the primary factors affecting legibility is color contrast—the difference between the text color and the background color. Fortunately, contrast is a bit more science than art, and we have guidelines to follow in choosing colors that produce legible text. Figure 1: Hue spectrum

Choosing Web Design Colors : Web Design Portfolio & Guide When designing a Web site, most web designers give a lot of attention to two major factors: the design (choice of graphics) and the content. But what about the colors? This is one of the most important things to consider when designing your site. The colors of your Web site are important because they will define the mood and emotions of your visitors as well as reflect your identity and image branding. Color is symbolism. We say someone who is jealous is "Green with envy". Warm Colors Red: Red is one of the most powerful and attention-getting colors. Pink, however, is the softer side of red. Orange: Vibrant and warm, orange is associated with autumn, pumpkins and Halloween. Yellow: Yellow symbolizes sunshine and warmth. Cool Colors Green: Green signifies health and growth (vegetation) and wealth (money). Blue: Blue is one of the most calming colors and is associated with the sky and the sea. Neutral Colors White: White represents cleanliness, purity, and spirituality. Donald Peterson

World Wide Web Access: Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes ver 4.0 (2010) World Wide Web Access:Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes Version 4.0 Australian Human Rights Commission October 2010 Copyright © Australian Human Rights CommissionReproduction with acknowledgment is permitted and encouraged. A downloadable MS Word version of these Advisory Notes is also available Contents ForewordRevision History1. Foreword Individuals and organisations providing information and services via the World Wide Web need to think about how they make their websites and other web resources accessible to people with a disability. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities asserts the right of people with a disability to participate fully and independently in all aspects of society, including the internet and access to information. Access for people with a disability to the web can in almost all cases be readily achieved if best-practice solutions are implemented. Revision History Changes from version 3.2 of these Advisory Notes: 1. 2. 2.1 Introduction a.

seven.html - TLT Group For more teaching ideas, workshop materials and other resources, go to Adding an 8th Principle? IMPLEMENTING THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES: Technology as Lever by Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. This article originally appeared in print in October, 1996, AAHE Bulletin, pp. 3-6. The "Seven Principles" were introduced in "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education," Chickering, Arthur W. and Gamson, Zelda F., American Association for Higher Education, Washington, D.C., Sponsoring Agency: Education Commission of the States, Denver, Colo., Mar 87, 6pp. See the bottom of this Web page for updates, a link to a huge collection of ideas for using technology to implement the seven principles, a recorded interview with Chickering and Ehrmann about this history of the seven principles and their relevance to technology use, and our request that you share more such examples of technology use. 1. 2. Learning teams helped themselves “learn the plumbing” and solve problems. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Instructional System Design This short guide (less than a 10 minute read) provides a framework that is composed of four models: While you can click any part of the above map (to include the Complex/Complicated Environments) to learn more about the topic, it is suggested you read the following first to see how the various models tie together. Instructional System Design — This guide to ISD uses the ADDIE model (analysis, design, develop, implement or delivery, & evaluation). Note that ISD is considered a plug and play model in that it allows other model and frameworks to be plugged into it so that it can adapt to almost any learning situation or environment. While the model above shows that the ADDIE version of the ISD model is quite dynamic, the model below shows the various steps within each of the five phases: Here is a slightly different version of ADDIE: Agile Design Extending Instructional System Design — ISD was built for simple to complicated environments.

Creating Products to Show and Share Learning My students produced a lot of media, including podcasts. Before my students scripted and recorded a podcast, they would listen to several sample episodes and critique them. We would make a list of what was really good about the episode and what could be improved. I reminded students of the items on these lists periodically as they worked on their own episodes. Yes, you can tell students what makes a great production. Because students might have some harsh criticism of sample projects, I made sure those samples were not by students at our school. Padlet can help capture students’ observations about example media. Padlet Tip: In a wall’s Settings, click Privacy and turn on Moderation so that nothing is posted without your approval. Some questions that help guide a discussion about sample productions: What did you notice? That last question above is a good one for students to ask themselves about their own projects. What’s better than samples from the web?

Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning What is constructivism? How does this theory differ from traditional ideas about teaching and learning? What does constructivism have to do with my classroom? Expert interview What is the history of constructivism, and how has it changed over time? What are some critical perspectives? What are the benefits of constructivism? What is constructivism? Constructivism is basically a theory -- based on observation and scientific study -- about how people learn. In the classroom, the constructivist view of learning can point towards a number of different teaching practices. Constructivist teachers encourage students to constantly assess how the activity is helping them gain understanding. You might look at it as a spiral. For example: Groups of students in a science class are discussing a problem in physics. Contrary to criticisms by some (conservative/traditional) educators, constructivism does not dismiss the active role of the teacher or the value of expert knowledge.

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