Effective Web Pages for Libraries
makes an effective, usable web site? Come spend the day with a creative
web designer, Liz Bushey (http://www.elizabethbushey.com),
to practice and learn about effective web pages. Liz will cover usability;
accessibility; design and graphics; as well as sound and animation in
this full day program.
(how people really work the Web) and accessibility (whether they can get
to your site or not) are two of the most important and interesting issues
that Liz follows. She has conducted usability studies for Orange County
Community College, and all her clients’ web sites, large and small,
are built to be universally accessible. In this class, Liz will go over
how to conduct a usability test, what to look for, what questions to ask
-- or rather, how to format the questions you want to ask to get the results
you need, and most of all, how to LISTEN. Liz will also discuss accessibility
-- what it really means, what the government means, and how planning it
out from the beginning is best, but also what you can do to "back
it into" an existing site.
Photo by Tom Bushey
Design and Graphics --What makes good design? What
if you're not a designer? What, if, say, you're a librarian instead? Wouldn't
it be great to have 5-10 tips from a designer to follow when creating pages?
For instance: did you know that when you create a visual piece, you should have
one item on it that is at least twice as big as the next biggest thing? That
creates a "visual point of entry." Even pieces as visually crowded
as USA Today follow this rule. If everything is the same size, users don't know
where to begin to look. That biggest thing should be your most important item,
too. Critical thinking skills come into play when designing a web page.
Web Pages for Libraries
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$50.00 - Library staff from SENYLRC member libraries
$55.00 - Library staff from members of member library systems (MHLS, RCLS, school
$60.00 - Library staff from libraries outside the Southeastern region
If you have any
questions, please call SENYLRC at 845-691-2734.
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