Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessibility: Using size and color effectively, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
The sixth concept on foundational topics in web design is accessibility…and exploring ways to use size and color effectively on the web.…Accessibility in web design is all about making sure you design your website to…be accessible and usable to the widest…possible audience regardless of ability or disability.…This includes people who are physically and visually impaired and maybe accessing…the web using some kind of browser assistive device.…As a result, this demographic requires…special consideration when it comes to design.…
Several demographic groups fall under the accessibility umbrella, each…requiring slightly different design solutions involving size and color.…Whether you're designing for a horizontal market or a…vertical market, The size and colors you choose can…make a big difference.…In case you don't know what those terms mean,…a vertical market is a market in which a vendor…offers services or products that are specific to a…particular profession, industry or group with specialized interests and needs.…
- Understanding aesthetics
- Picking harmonious colors
- Structuring your layout
- Using space to organize your design
- Communicating with the right fonts
- Aligning objects to achieve balance
- Adding movement with scrolling and animation
- Achieving proportion by scaling objects and text
- Creating CSS for different devices
Skill Level Beginner
1. What Is Aesthetics?
2. Using Elements of Design
3. Incorporating Principles of Design
4. Foundations of Designing for the Web
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