Web Design Do's and Don'ts: Evaluate Your Web Site

Kristen Palana, Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

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8 Videos (31m)
    • Introduction and Welcome!

    • A Quick Rundown on What We'll Cover

    • Your Most Important Information Should Always Go Here

    • Where to Put the Navigation, Visual Strategies, and other Good Web Design Do's

    • The Importance of Tone and Vibe in Your Website

    • Good Websites are NOT Schizophrenic and Other Design Strategies

    • Don't Do These Things: What Bad Websites Always Get Wrong

    • More Bad Web Design and How It Can Lead to Love (No Joke!)


About This Class

Would you like to be able to improve your existing website, either one you made yourself or one someone made for you, but you don't know where to start?

This quick and dirty (and fun) course will teach you through case studies what to look for in a successful website and how you can design the best possible user experience for your audience all in just a little over 30 minutes.

Grab your lunch and in no time you'll be able to recognize what's working and what might not be working in your website so you'll know what can be done to make it better.

Please note, this Web Do's and Don'ts course comes from a much larger, 10+ hour FULL web foundations course available in full from my website called Web Snax: Super Simple Recipes For Easy Web Design. You can find other sections of Web Snax here on Skillshare by taking the following companion courses:

HTML Hero: Quick and Easy Essentials For Beginners

Create Quick & Easy Web Images in Photoshop: Photos, Transparencies, & Animated GIFS

Wordpress in 1 Hour: Quick & Easy Essentials For Beginners

Give Your Wordpress Website a Makeover: Divi Theme Spotlight

Take this course now so we can get started achieving your web design goals!


3 of 5 students recommendSee All

Basic information, would love more technical specifics about how to make it better, but the examples of terrible websites are great!
Meg McClellan

When you need words done well...





Kristen Palana

Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I'm a multimedia artist and educator based in Rome, Italy and a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome where I also run its Film and Digital Media Program. I have 15+ years of university and adult education teaching experience in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Besides teaching at Skillshare and other online platforms to students in over 155 countries, I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.

My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I earned my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.