Web Design for Artists
Monday through Friday, July 02-06
*This course is available for 3 Undergraduate or 2 Graduate credits. http://www.brockport.edu/ssp/summer/
Understanding how to design and publish for the web is an important tool for the visual artist. Web sites can serve as a place to promote or display a portfolio, can function as a part of a larger community in which one shares thoughts, writings, and ideas, or is the medium in which an artist works, producing pieces that are web specific. The web presents unique constraints to the presentation of information and ideas. Principals and elements of design must adhere to specific modes of production but understanding these technical constraints allows one to ‘break’ with the rules and move beyond the average site. This class will cover multiple approaches to design and various ways in which to present work. We will look at incorporating animation, interactivity, and multiple forms of media into a web site. The class is a hands–on workshop. Participants should be prepared to design and develop a web site as well as take part in discussions surrounding aesthetics and strategies used in web design.
Tracy Rudzitis has been designing and building web pages since 1995. She worked as a web developer for Starwave (Outside Online, ABCnews.com), Microsoft, Real Networks, and several interactive advertising agencies in both Seattle, WA and New York City for 6 years before going into teaching public school full time. She currently teaches media–arts at a middle school in New York City, and designs and builds web pages for several clients when she is not teaching.