Media design

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Image by Jean-Pierre Bellec from Pixabay

My story as a media designer.

Good web design is essential for a successful website. But how do you get there? For me, the path was clear: at the end of the 2000s, I graduated from the WIFI Vienna the media design course. Back then, I was taught how to create static websites. Today, however, I mainly work with WordPress and have developed several of my own themes.

In the course, we learnt the basics of conception and brainstorming, image design with Adobe Photoshop and layout with Adobe InDesign. We also learnt about logo design, infographics and the basic principles of good design. We also learnt about the creative use of typography, the basics of design psychology and print production.

Video and animation design was realised with Adobe Flash which is hardly used anywhere today. I later learnt how to create websites with the content management systems WordPress and Joomla! developed by ourselves. The development of new web technologies requires constant learning anyway. So I have responsive design, CSS3 and HTML5 learnt through self-study, to stick with the most important examples.

CSS-preprocessors such as Less and Sass allow me to create CSS files with significantly less effort. Together with CSS frameworks such as Twitter Bootstrap or Bulma beautifully designed websites are produced very quickly.

For me, web design is not only a passion, but also a constant challenge, as new technologies and requirements in web design are constantly emerging. But with the knowledge I have acquired, I feel well equipped and I am constantly learning!

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