Workshop: Expressive Form with HTML / CSS

Web design is often taught from a user-interface and usability perspective. ‘Expressive form with HTML/CSS’ taught introductory HTML and CSS with a focus on formmaking. The three five-hour sessions were taught within RISD’s Form & Communication course in the fall of 2006. Using prompts like: “use only symbols and numbers at very large and very small sizes (then combinE them), students saw HTML/CSS not just as a means to achieve a Photoshop file, but as a way of discovering the unexpected. R.I.S.D Fall 2006. Can be retaught.

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September 1, 2006