BWD is suitable for all types of websites, for individual and/or team projects, and should prove to be of significant value for even the most experienced of website designers. BWD provides guidance, structure and detailed documentation/process support for the activity of designing and implementing your next website helping you maximise its effectiveness and relevance.
Dr. Dave Lawrence is a Senior Lecturer in multimedia web technology at Middlesex University, and has been researching in this field for over a decade. The BWD concept and material have been progressively tested in classes over the past five years. Soheyla Tavakolcomes from a freelance graphic design background and has been teaching at university level in desktop publishing and digital media for many years.
Grounding.- Balanced Website Design (BWD): The Context Explained.- The World of Website Design.- Website Usability.- Aesthetics and Websites.- Methodology Process.- Requirements - Initial Acquisition.- Design Needs - Building the Picture.- Designing the Solution.- Creating the Website.- Implementation Issues.- Software Tools.- Website Hosting and Website Management.
Both authors based at Middlesex University.
From the reviews: "`Balanced Website Design (BWD) is a new methodology that fuses the strengths of traditional structured, stepped, and iterative approaches with ... the desired characteristics of purpose, usability and aesthetics.' ... Throughout the book, there are many helpful figures and tables to support the methodology. The structure of the book makes it appropriate for academic use. In addition, practitioners looking for ways to improve or broaden their skills, to serve clients with varying needs and interests, will be interested in reading the book." (M. G. Murphy, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (3), March, 2008)