Synopses & Reviews
If anything, this volume's premise--that the business of Web design is one of constant change-has only proven truer over time. So much so, in fact, that the 12-month design cycles cited in the last edition have shrunk to 6 or even 3 months today. Which is why, more than ever, you need a smart, practical guide that demonstrates how to plan, budget, organize, and manage your Web redesign - or even you initial design - projects from conceptualization to launch. This volume delivers! In these pages Web designer extraordinaire Kelly Goto and coauthor Emily Cotler have distilled their real-world experience into a sound approach to Web redesign workflow that is as much about business priorities as it is about good design. By focusing on where these priorities intersect, Kelly and Emily get straight to the heart of the matter. Each chapter includes a case study that illustrates a key step in the process, and you'll find a plethora of forms, checklists, and worksheets that help you put knowledge into action.This is an AIGA Design Press book published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA.
This title follows a road tested experimental methodology to expose the critical steps to planning, budgeting, organizing, and managing a Web design or redesign project from conceptualization through to launch.
About the Author
Kelly Goto is the principal at gotomedia, a Web design firm in San Francisco. Previously she has served as creative director for the San Francisco office of Idea Integration (a Web design firm). She has developed the redesign strategy for such sites as Adobe.com, Webvan.com, Food.com, and WebEx.com. Kelly is also a frequent lecturer on Web development, information design, and Web usability. Emily Cotler is the principal at waxcreative.com and a graphic designer, Web designer, product manager, site producer, journalist, and author. As a regular contributor to Publish, Emily is known for her accessible style and her ability to highlight key information.