- Web Design - Live Website Redesign: Web Design Battle!
Hide your wife, hide your kids, we've got a Design Battle on our hands!
Last week you saw Jose build on Aure's wireframes for the ThisWeekIn Web Design redesign, today the two designers battle live on the internet! That's right, Jose and show favorite Aure Gimon will simultaneously riff on design concepts, competing and collaborating to see which is the wildest web design gunslinger of the west. And of course, by watching live you'll pick up some great tips and techniques from two of the best designers going on the internet today.
00:30 Web Design Battle introduction
01:35 Robert Haydock, our first member of the Producer Program joins us on set
02:02 Blank Spaces and the joys of co-working spaces
02:45 Why did you join the Producer Program?
03:20 How was the pace of the Groop Skool event?
03:45 Jose reads the Groop Skool reviews on air for the first time.
06:30 The treu benefits of the Producer Program: watch the show as preparation and then go to Groop Skool for the real world practice
08:00 Prepping for the Web Design battle with Aure Gimon.
09:15 Talking with Aure about designing with a creative brief in mind
10:30 Talking about competitors and media partnerships
11:20 Setting up two different perspectives for approaching the design process
12:20 Avoiding too many restrictions in the design phase
13:05 Robert talks about meeting Eric Ries of The Lean Startup
16:30 Jose talks about benefits and learning curve of applying lean development to web design
18:30 Announcing Groop Skool 3, November 12th and 13th
21:45 How does Lean Methodology transfer over to web design?
24:00 The importance of committing to process
27:00 Finally, the battle starts!
28:00 Choosing fonts (just read Stop Stealing Sheep and Learn How Fonts Work)
31:00 Finding a foundry and chasing type trends
36:40 House Industries
37:45 MyFonts.com as a great source for fonts
38:15 Checking in with Aure and how he prioritizes page layout
41:30 DaFont.com - full of bad free fonts and some hidden gems
43:45 Jose and Aure compare their work so far.
45:45 Using Adobe's Kuler website to generate color combinations
49:30 How crazy can you get with a logo?
53:30 "That K is hideous"
55:30 "A logo is a vessel that you inject meaning into over time"
58:30 Comparing Aure's work to Jose's