Creating Foundations

Designing and creating for the web goes hand-in-hand. The cornerstone of any good design relies upon a solid foundation of well-crafted HTML; once this structure is in place, styling can be concentrated upon. Designing for the web can be hugely creative, but we have to be mindful of the various challenges of browser support and accessibility, before we reach that end goal of a beautifully crafted site that sticks in the memory.
I’ve created three individual workshops, each tailored to concentrate upon strengthening the knowledge of web design practice from the ground up. These related workshops explore: building a solid foundation of semantic markup with HTML5; engaging the audience through beautiful design applied via CSS3; and, finally, ensuring everything is cross-platform and extensively tested.

Workshop 1 – HTML5

HTML is fundamental towards the future of the web. With good practice and implementation of code creation, web pages can become liquid gold. The structure of any site has to be tailored to the target market which, in the end, is your user. With a strong foundation of markup you’re halfway towards building a unique user experience. This workshop will explore HTML5 and how it’s evolving the web.

What I’ll cover?


  • Adapting to HTML5′s new semantics and getting to grips with HTML5′s streamlined doctype.
  • Creating valid HTML5 markup.
  • Marking up real world content using the header, nav, footer, article and aside elements.



Room 82D10
University of Ulster
York Street
BT15 1ED


6.30-8.30 pm, 22nd November 2012

Get a Ticket

Only 12 tickets are available, get in quick.
Tickets are free and are reserved for first year IMD students.
Tickets can be booked through Get Invited now.

Your Host

Alex Milne
Alex graduated from the University of Ulster’s IMD course with a first class honours degree. She is currently enrolled on the MFA Multidisciplinary Design where she is exploring user experience and interaction design.
t: @_alexmilne

Workshop Series

Workshop 2 – CSS3
Workshop 3 – Browser Support & Useful Resources

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