Learning Web Design Chapter 1-3

The first three chapters of this book discussed the basics of the internet and world-wide web. Chapter one was really just “calming” voice or more appropriately a pep talk about what is actually needed to design websites. This chapter discussed some of the players who are involved with web designed. I was most attracted to the idea of an information designer.

Chapter 2 was an overview of how a website works. This included the anatomy of a website and how a website was served a browser. Chapter 3 focused on the problems and nature of web design. This chapter spent a lot of time discussing browsers and the various settings that can affect how a page is viewed.

What I’m Reading Friday January 6, 2011

Today’s reads are

Lloyd, Annemare.  Information Literacy Landscapes: Information Literacy in education, workplace and everyday life. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2010.

Browne, M. Neil and Stuart M. Keeley.  Asking the Right Question: A Guide to Critical Thinking. 9th edition. Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2010.

Mostly spent about half an hour skimming each of these. I’m really looking forward to reading Asking the Right Questions. I actually hope that I can incorporate some of its ideas into this semester’s instruction sessions.