Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the principles of design, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
To reiterate what you learned in chapter two,…the elements and principles of design are concepts…that are often taught in design school, to…help students create more considered and compelling designs.…Both should be used to guide the designer, in making aesthetic decisions…that can result in more unique designs with distinctive areas of interest.…Think of the elements of design is…the basic components involved with creating any design.…And the principles of design, as the rules of design.…In other words, the principles are the rules you should follow, and elements…are the things that will help you follow those rules for the best outcome.…
This means that, if the principles of design are like the laws or rules of…design, then to have a good design,…you should consider each of these principles carefully.…Even if you end up ignoring…them deliberately, or going against them completely.…Let's take a look at the list of the principles…of design.…Like the elements of design, there is some debate over how…many principles there actually are, depending on whom you talk to.…
- 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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