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A basic understanding of the principles of good design (such as contrast, unity, and balance) is the foundation for creating beautiful websites. In this course, Sue Jenkins explains design aesthetics in simple terms, and shows how to incorporate the principles of design in specific ways that improve your site. Learn how to adjust adjacent colors to add contrast, create depth with texture, incorporate movement, and use repeating shapes, patterns, and borders to unify your design. Then, in the final chapter, learn about special issues designers should address in their web layouts, such as responsive design for mobile devices, accessibility, and originality.
Thank you for watching design aesthetics for web design. We have explored the concept of aesthetics as it relates to web design, and we've seen a lot of examples to help you jump start your creative process and create more visually interesting, attractive, well thought out designs for the web. To recap, we a began with the elements of design. Then we explored the principles of design. And we finished with an exploration of some foundational topics in web design. With your new found knowledge on design aesthetics for web design I'd like to recommend a few other courses in the Lynda.com library.
On the topic of web strategy, planning and web accessibility. Check out Web Site Strategy and Planning with Jen Kramer and Web Accessibility Principles with Zoe Gillenwater. For Photoshop and Illustrator, take a look at Photoshop and Illustrator for Web Design with Justin Seeley. And Photoshop CS5 for the Web with Jan Kabili. If you're seeking Dreamweaver training, take a look at Managing CSS in Dreamweaver with James Williamson, as well as Designing Websites From Photoshop to Dreamweaver with me, Sue Jenkins, Creating a First Website with Dreamweaver CS5 with Paul Trani, and Responsive Design with Dreamweaver CS6 with Joseph Lowery.
For instruction on CSS, look for two trainings with James Williamson. CSS Fundamentals and CSS: Page Layouts. Lastly, for training on Typography, watch Web Fonts First Look with James Williamson, Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects with Nigel French, Typography with CSS in Dreamweaver with Joseph Lowery, Typography for Web Designers with Laura Franz. And Choosing and Using Web Fonts with Laura Franz. These skills will easily transfer to anyone who designs graphics for the web, mobile, and print.
I hope you've enjoyed learning about the principles and elements of design, and that you now have a better understanding of design aesthetics for the web. Thanks for watching.
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