The following resources have been designed as stand-alone tasks for skill building or as a base for a larger project. Some of the resources are also available for free.
Image manipulation is a fundamental skill in graphic design and can take on many forms depending on the role of the designer. A print designer might work on altering high resolution images for publication on a magazine where an interface designer may be preparing images for use in software but the basic skills of changing pixels to alter a digital image are much the same.
In this resource students work through four exercises that cover a set of fundamental image manipulation techniques.Price:$29.95 NZD
This resource makes a distinction between a visual concept and a prototype for the purposes of teaching students when it is appropriate to use each within the design process and walks through the creation of a prototype for a simple mobile application (an Event listing / Gig guide) that is based on the provided final visual concept and uses web technologies: HTML5, Cascading Stylesheets, and jQuery.Price:$29.95 NZD
In this resource students build up a template making it ideal as a quick fire introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 or incorporation into a larger web project.Price:$29.95 NZD
This resource is designed as an introduction to vector illustration and covers the fundamental skills used to produce vector graphics: shapes, fills, strokes, gradients, paths, and a few little tricks of the trade.Price:$11.50 NZD
This resource is designed as an extension for Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to Building Web Sites (available through User Friendly Resources) and introduces a set of styles made available by the CSS 3.0 workingPrice:$11.50 NZD
This resource introduces students to the basic skills they will need to create a simple, standards compliant website. the resource provides basic background information about the history, nature and terminology of the Web, and a tutorial that guides students through the creation of a basic, static website. All the resources needed are found on the accompanying CD. Simple to follow and use, the step-by-step instructions in the book serve to teach students increasingly relevant foundation IT skills.