Students will gain an understanding about how paying attention to the alignment and distribution of the elements can help their designs achieve balance.
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- [Instructor] 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 mock up 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.…
While the elements in the rest of her layout…looked 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 there,"…and then she said, "Why, does it matter?"…
- 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
2. Using Elements of Design
3. Incorporating Principles of Design
4. Web Design Industry and Trends
5. Designer’s Role and Web Design Workflow
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