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Web Design: Getting Started

Planning Your Website

It is a good idea to plan your Web site carefully before you start building your Web site. Story-boarding can help you plan and organize your Web site (number of Web pages, gathering media (images, audio,videos files), Web site organization tree etc.).

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Web Design: Getting Started

Web Design Basics at About.com
This site will help you learn the basics of good Web design, whether you are a beginner or more advanced Web developer.

Web Design at Wikipedia
Peruse this Wikipedia article for general information about Web design and links to related resources.

Contrast, Alignment, and Repetition

On their Web site, the Purdue Online Writing Lab provides three 2-minute, interactive video tutorials on design elements that are important in Web development: contrast, alignment, and repetition.

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Accessibility and Usability

The Web is a precious commodity to more and more people as we become dependent on its information, connections, ease / handiness, and its ability to reach into the far corners of the globe. What the Web is NOT is accessible to every human - particularly those with disabilities. As a public institution, NDSU has a responsibility, both legally and ethically, to create accessible Web pages that all people can use.

Here are some links to information that will help you make your Web site accessible to all:

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