2019

January 14-18, 2019, Almaty, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Press Club

Web Design and Development

Daily sessions run from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Coffee Break from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Lunch Break from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Coffee Break from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Rob Weir, Missouri School of Journalism

Monday (Jan. 14)
09:00 – 10:30 Introduction to workshop. Participant introductions, discussions of challenges
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:30 Overview of trends in news design, discussion of pages/sites/new tools in web design
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Design overview: Color, contrast, balance in news design
15:30 –16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Advanced WP themes, how to pick one for your site. Homepages, landing pages and story pages
Homework Pick three options for site template
Tuesday (Jan. 15)
09:00 – 10:30 Information flow on the Internet. Planning and storyboarding.
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:30 Type and grids
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Understanding how Wordpress works: Plugins and extensions; adding your domain name to your site / Adding social media, audio and video players to Wordpress
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Hands-on session: Website help and discussion
17:30 – 18:00 Wrap-up
Homework Add type, styles, colors to site (work in style editor to set a width, pick background and header images, etc.)
Wednesday (Jan. 16)
09:00 – 10:30 Cross-platform optimization (mobile)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:30 Video, the Web and You
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Accessibility
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Hands-on session: Q&A with individual students, look at their websites together
17:30 – 18:00 Wrap-up
Homework Check site on mobile devices (phone and tablet if possible) and adjust as needed
Thursday (Jan. 17)
09:00 – 10:30 User behavior, eyetracking research / user testing, analytics
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:30 New tools from Google news (Streetview, Photosphere)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Homework: Make a photosphere before the coffee break
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Show off photospheres in class, embed on sites
17:30 – 18:00 Wrap-up
Homework Finish sites
Friday (Jan. 18)
09:00 – 10:30 Mapping and visualizing data
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:30 Storytelling through games and interactives (gamification of sites)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Hands-on: Work on sites, complete final version
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Final Critiques and Feedback