__ IS NOT JUST WHAT SOMETHING LOOKS LIKE.
DESIGN IS HOW SOMETHING WORKS”

“DESIGN__

__ IS THINKING MADE VISUAL”

__ IS SIMPLE, THAT IS WHY IT IS SO COMPLICATED”

What is this all about?

 

This site aims to help individuals who do not have a graphic design background, but who nevertheless wish to put together a good looking and legible website. 

The idea for this site comes out of a Web Design class that I teach to non-design majors at Sabancı University in Istanbul, Turkey. I have been using the Wix Editor for this course with very good results. I now want to show learners what they can put together on Wix through "real" examples that will hopefully inspire / encourage my students to try out their own things.

While some of the content is focused on showing the capabilities of the Editor, this is mostly a graphic design course for beginners, going into topics such as typography, typesetting, logotype design, and the  preparation and usage of visual material and how all of this is combined to create a design system.

The site is constructed primarily with the needs of my own students in mind, however I hope that a wider audience will also find out about it and get inspiration from it. Creating content on Wix is a great deal of fun, and it is this experience that I especially wish to convey.

Sabancı University Students: Watch the videos below carefully before you decide to take the VA333 course. Just sayin...