Teaching Resources

The following resources have been designed as stand-alone tasks for skill building or as a base for a larger project. Some of the resources are also available for free.

  • Image manipulation is a fundamental skill in graphic design and can take on many forms depending on the role of the designer. A print designer might work on altering high resolution images for publication on a magazine where an interface designer may be preparing images for use in software but the basic skills of changing pixels to alter a digital image are much the same.

    In this resource students work through four exercises that cover a set of fundamental image manipulation techniques.

    Price:
    $29.95
  • In this resource students build up a template making it ideal as a quick fire introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 or incorporation into a larger web project.

    The focus is on creating well structured markup using HTML5 and applying an external stylesheet to create all visual style so no images are used in the tutorial. Rules from CSS2 are used for the majority of the layout and CSS3 rules are used to apply gradients, drop shadows, rounded corners along with  a few little industry tricks to make things interesting. Students are encouraged to experiment with the stylesheets and get used to quickly customising the presentation of web documents.

    Price:
    $29.95
  • This resource makes a distinction between a visual concept and a prototype for the purposes of teaching students when it is appropriate to use each within the design process and walks through the creation of a prototype for a simple mobile application (an Event listing / Gig guide) that is based on the provided final visual concept and uses web technologies: HTML5, Cascading Stylesheets, and jQuery.

    Price:
    $29.95
  • This resource is designed as an introduction to vector illustration and covers the fundamental skills used to produce vector graphics: shapes, fills, strokes, gradients, paths, and a few little tricks of the trade.

    Price:
    $11.50
  • This resource is designed as an extension for Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to Building Web Sites (available through User Friendly Resources) and introduces a set of styles made available by the CSS 3.0 working

    Price:
    $11.50

This resource introduces students to the basic skills they will need to create a simple, standards compliant website. the resource provides basic background information about the history, nature and terminology of the Web, and a tutorial that guides students through the creation of a basic, static website. All the resources needed are found on the accompanying CD. Simple to follow and use, the step-by-step instructions in the book serve to teach students increasingly relevant foundation IT skills.

This resource is only available through User Friendly Resources