Students will discover the value of using Contrast to create areas of interest within a web design.
- [Instructor] The first of the ten principles of design…we'll examine is contrast.…If you think about what the word contrast means,…comparing two or more things and noticing their differences,…you get a rough idea of…how it can be used in terms of design,…to create visual areas of interest.…In formal terms, contrast is the juxtaposition…of opposing elements by way of using different colors,…tones, directions, lines, shapes, et cetera…to show emphasis.…Creating contrast is a skill that often develops over time.…
However, you can jump start your own use of it…by paying attention to your site's content,…and deciding in advance…the relative importance of each element in your design.…Which parts should be highlighted,…logo, header, navigation,…banner, side bar, news item,…side bar, featured items, article,…search bar, gallery, footer?…No two sites are the same.…And every client will have specific needs.…If you know in advance which areas need contrast,…this can help inform and improve your design process.…
To help site visitors stay focused…
- 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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