I’m putting together a class for the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville towards the end of this month. I’ll be focusing on web site development by more traditional means. I think a critical step often forgotten by developers is wire framing and white boarding. Web sites are visual, so you should attack them visually first to work out any potential pit-falls and usability issues. Having read “Dont Make Me Think” a while back, I’m also going to be including insight on the topic of usability. The book was an excellent read, and a quick one at that. I’ve also poured through various CSS design guides like the CSS Zen Garden and Eric Meyer’s great discoveries. This and my personal experience in website development has led me to conclude that many people are still missing a crucial step to the development process. Brainstorming is easy if you take the time to do it. The CSS guys out there understand this, but it took them many years to figure it out. If you think you could benefit from a more traditional approach to layout design, I think you’ll enjoy the class. It’s going to be February 25th, March 2nd, and March 9th (Tuesday) from 7:00pm-8:00pm. No computers are needed for the class – pen and paper only. Contact the Quinlan for information and registration.