This three-session workshop combines the tactical skills needed to structure web pages with a looser more playful compositional mindset. Students are introduced to the structural elements and properties of HTML and CSS through hands-on demos and a take-home assignments. Tight technical HTML drawings give way to looser, full-screen abstract compositions. Week three incorporates interaction, introducing CSS3 transform, animation, and other user-controlled properties. Although created from code, the assignments are inspired by the contemporary and historical print works of Bradbury Thomspon, Karel Martens and Paul Elliman.
RISD Fall 2012