Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Originality: Stepping out of the box, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
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The seventh and final concept on foundational topics in web design…is originality and stepping out of the box of conventional design.…As technology changes the way we design and build websites, we must…continually adapt and then learn to express ourselves creatively in new ways.…Trends will always come and go in web design.…What's popular this year will most likely not be…the trend in a few years in the future.…Take for example the popular styles of websites…back in the late 90s and early 2000s.…
What was trendy then were crazy background…patterns, flashing animations and super bright colors.…Here's a few examples.…Angelfire backgrounds, super bright backgrounds, super bright backgrounds.…Or super simple layouts.…Other trends have been popular in web design…over the years.…Remember Flash websites which took forever to load and those long…tedious Flash intros with sound that everyone had on their homepage…(SOUND)?…How often did you click Skip if the Flash even had that option?…Illustrated site elements were also hot for a time.…
- 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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