66 Goulburn St
Sydney, New South Wales

Ever wondered how top flight designers organize their workflow, from the original client brief, through to execution in code?

In this workshop, celebrated designer Elliot J. Stocks takes you behind the scenes of the design process, from the initial stages of briefing and research through to final comps delivered to the client for sign-off, ready to be marked-up. The final part of the workshop concentrates on the best ways to prepare your designs for markup and CSS: from sensibly organising your Photoshop layers through to cutting up images with CSS techniques in mind.

What will be covered?

* Research (the brief, inspiration, sketching)
* Structure (information architecture, wireframing)
* Interaction (navigation, forms, audio & video)
* Aesthetics (layout, colour, typography, imagery, atmosphere)
* Production (design comps, deliverables, style guides, CSS)

Who is this workshop for?
The fact that the workshop focuses primarily on Photoshop-based design might suggest it will be suited to designers who do not code, but a knowledge of HTML / CSS will help considerably. Likewise, front-end developers will find the workshop to be a valuable insight into the design process, and novice Photoshop users will be able to expand their skillset based on the techniques discussed.

About Elliot Jay Stocks
Elliot Jay Stocks is an independent designer whose work is frequently featured in online and offline publications, showcased on various ‘inspiration’ websites, and used as an example to design students around the world of how accessible web design can still look beautiful. A regular face at design conferences around the globe and author of the best-selling book Sexy Web Design (SitePoint, 2009), Elliot can often be found writing about design trends, issues, and techniques for industry-leading publications such as .Net (aka Practical Web Design), Computer Arts, and Computer Arts Projects. His extensive portfolio includes work for clients such as The Virgin Group, WordPress.org, The Beatles, Blue Flavor, Twiistup, EMI Records, and Carsonified.

Official Website: http://south09.webdirections.org/workshops

Added by MaxineSherrin on May 10, 2009