Starting off as a small niche, now web designing is exploding all over the planet. And with the massive use of websites in our day to day life, it is no wonder that many people are learning to engage in the craft. Web designing can be simply defined as a practice of creating and innovating designs of a website. And site owners as well as businesses are constantly in search for people who can work in this art.
A good website is considered a crucial business key which will hike up the sales of the company. Creativity is a dimension which has turned modern web designing into an art form. But if you think that if you have a creative and imaginative mind then you will be successful in web designing, then you are completely wrong! In addition to this, good analytical skill and logical ability is also a requirement.
I came across many students who wish to do something great in web designing and become stalwarts and somewhat market leaders in the industry. After all, they are the one who are exposed to the technology. It is very unfortunate that most of you will not learn the creative and mathematical sides of web designing due to its complexities.
My Approach to Teaching Web Design
In a class I taught, I decided that instead of chatting about complicated code, I gave a basic overview of the subject matter. Web designing is a very broad and complicated subject which requires being simplified to get a big picture of what it is all about. So I gave a basic overview of the subject matter and used terminologies and other fundamental matters like acronyms.
Started off with a bit of history, the students were aware of it and the development of the day it was created up to now. Remember, this is a just not to linger too much because somehow it is the least relevant part.
Practice Writing Simple Code
As aforementioned, technology is not just about art and creativity it’s much more than what the typical designing demands. IT careers require both a passion and skill in computers. And the mathematical side is the most often the part which is why many find web designing complicated. So, I would option not to make things complicated by teaching them how to write code. And not to make things traumatizing by giving them too much information. As an instructor you may not know how much information you had about the subject matter, before you see the crease on the head of your students when they are not comprehending what is being taught in class. What I mean to say is that, you may find easy to understand things but your students may not find it easy to understand as you do.
Observe the Lesson’s Difficult Points
Being a web designer, it is always important to keep a closed eyes on difficult points. And make sure when it comes to discussing these points, you keep your points as simple and understandable as possible. Before jumping to the next chapter, I tried to make sure that students understand what a particular topic is all about. Think of methods which you can use to keep things as understandable as possible. For me they were:
- Allowing the students to work on the individual basis- Lets students understand and analyze things on their own. I aimed to pass all my knowledge as I know most of them tend to rely on discussions and on the fact that their instructor is typically laying to them all the needed answers. So, let them work on their own and discover things by themselves. Guide to them how to make the process instead of demonstrating things they need to know. Boost their problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Provide appropriate examples- by using examples from well known web design company’s responsive design, you can guide your students effectively. Professional firms tend to come up with high-quality types of designs that can become the standard of your students when they are working on their own website design.
- Monitor their performances- According to me, there are a lot of things such as logo designing to responsive web design a web designer needs to master to execute the task well. Henceforth, keeping track of student’s performance in all aspect of web designing is pretty much crucial.