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The following is a sneak peek and outline of the topics that will be covered by this section in the coming months. To give us feedback, please visit our Production Management Online Forum, and we'll work to be sure your interests are covered.

The visual design phase is known as "the fun part." The designers are finally able to stretch their creative wings to brainstorm, conceptualize and produce a look and feel based on the completed upfront work. During this phase, navigation and functionality defined in the Structuring phase are addressed by building an HTML prototype to test and validate the information design. The designers might come up with the most intriguing navigation design in DHTML—but is it producible within specifications? By running these two phases concurrently, you are able to go back and forth between design and functionality and ensure seamless integration of the two.

 
Topics To Be Covered:
   
Approaching Visual Design
· Reviewing User and Technical Goals
· Conceptual Brainstorming
· Developing Initial Comps
· Creating Graphic Templates
· Creating Style Guide and Handoff
 
Developing an HTML Prototype
· Prototyping in HTML
· Testing and Verification
· Testing Usability

 

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