Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Composition: Using the grid to organize space, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
The second concept we'll examine in this section on…foundational topics in web design, is composition and the grid.…When organizing content in 2 dimensional space, one…of the best ways to keep the viewer…from being overwhelmed by information is to organize…the space using a grid based layout system.…In fact, with the grid as your armature,…you can easily arrange objects within your web layout…in such a way that the space looks…organized and uncluttered while still being aesthetically pleasing.…
After all, your main goal is to compose your design in…a meaningful way that promotes the site to the desired target audience.…Of course, using the 960 grid or some other size…grid based layout system alone will not guarantee a lovely site.…The fact is that there are plenty of websites out there that follow the rules,…yet are still uninteresting or unattractive.…What you will find on the internet however, is that the most visually…pleasing websites often do use a grid based layout system of some kind.…
So, let's examine some of the main features of…
- 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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