Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using hyperlink styles to create a sense of unity, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
The next principle of a design we will examine…is unity or what some people refer to as harmony.…In web design you can achieve unity through a pleasing balance…of the elements of design like color, form, shape, and space.…Another great way to keep the design cohesive and promote…unity is to customize your hyperlink styles with cascading style sheets.…Simply put, unity refers to the pleasing arrangement…of all the parts within a composition.…In design, we're often trying to communicate some kind…of idea, promote a brand, or evoke a feeling.…
So, in terms of design, you can think…of unity as the relationship between the individual…parts and the whole of the design used…creatively to express a particular idea or emotion.…When a design is not unified or harmonious,…it's pretty obvious because the design can seem either boring or too busy.…And bland design is not engaging.…Even worse, chaotic design is often so disorganized…and unharmonious that the human brain rejects it.…
So here's an example of a super unharmonious design.…
- 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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