Using Facebook and Twitter as a guide, the student will gain understanding about finding balance when creating graphics for social media that display effectively for different devices.
- [Narrator] Balance can be applied…to web design by paying special attention…to the alignment, distribution…and placement of the various shapes, colors…and different sized objects in your design.…Balance occurs in a design when the elements as a whole have…a feeling of equality of weight, attention or attraction.…The same principle applies…to creating the social media graphics.…For a business to project a unified brand or image…to visitors, they must have a strong profile pic or avatar,…and an equally interesting header graphic…which is sometimes called a banner or a cover image.…
For the profile picture,…using balance is pretty straightforward.…Most often the profile image will be a centered company logo…or a mascot or a similar branded graphic.…If the business is a sole proprietorship,…an LLC or some other small business entity,…a photo of the business owner…or a key spokesperson is also common practice.…Try not to use some random picture or clip art,…a quote that's too small to read…or any photo that's difficult to interpret,…
- 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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