Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Aligning objects to achieve balance, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
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The next principle of design we'll explore is balance.…In design, balance can happen in several…ways including paying special attention to the…alignment, distribution, and placement of various shaped…colored and sized objects in your layouts.…In fact, we can say that balance occurs in a design when the…elements as a whole have a feeling…of equality of weight, attention or attraction.…To illustrate…this idea, let me tell you a personal story.…I once had a student who showed me a…very simple web-design mockup she had been working on…that had several objects oddly and not pleasingly scattered…willy-nilly in the center of the page somewhat like this.…
Well the elements in the rest of her layout look…mostly balanced, the objects at the center seemed really unresolved.…When I asked her if she had deliberately placed…these center objects as they were, or if she had used some kind of…logic in considering their placement, she replied, no, I just put them in there.…And then she said, why, does it matter?…Yes, absolutely it matters, I told her.…
- 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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