This week in class I asked my students to think outside the box by creating their own websites. We discussed the need for wireframes for a mock website and how to put watermarks on their personal images. We covered the importance of copyrighting their own design work and not to infringe on other graphic designer’s artwork.
What is a wireframe? A website wireframe is a visual guide that represents the skeletal framework of a website (Techopedia.com)
A gold star goes to one of my students who literally took the time to physically draw by hand their wireframes for new car parts store website along with a logo, store colors, and images of car photos.
Some students took the initiative to used MS-Word’s template wizard feature to create their mock website. Others added social media icons, section for special promotional events, and included a search boxes for a database, as part of their design concept.
I found this activity to be important especially for students who have never seen a website to be able to give them a practical hands-on understanding on how a website works.