Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Examples from art and design, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
To get you in the right frame of mind to understand aesthetics, let's…take a look at things that society has deemed beautiful over the centuries.…Afterwards, we'll talk briefly about aesthetics in print and web design.…So we'll start a review of beauty and things with pleasing aesthetic…qualities by looking at nature, such as space, earth, science, and animals.…Galaxies and nebulous in space,…pyramids in Egypt, the Grand Canyon, spiral patterns…in nature, schools of fish, zebras and so on.…
People also find beauty in man-made…structures and objects like architecture and furniture.…Think Notre Dame, the Empire State building, the Guggenheim Bilbao.…Or an Eem lounge chair or an Egon Ireman…plywood chair.…In the world of art we have such iconic…images like Michelangelo's Sisteen Chapel and Bodecelli's Birth of Venus.…There's Mona Lisa, Van Gogh's Starry Night, and Gustav Kimp's The Kiss.…
I can't show you any more contemporary work without…obtaining permission, so let's just drop some names here.…Looking at more contemporary art, think Jackson…
- 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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