Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using space to organize your design, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
The sixth element of design is Space.…All designs deal with space whether you've deliberately addressed…it as an element within your design or not.…Positive and negative space is created automatically by elements in your design.…It's how you use these spaces that determine…not only the layout's organization, but also the…ease with which your site visitors understand how…to comprehend what it is that they're seeing…as they navigate through that space.…When we speak of space, what we're actually referring to is the whitespace.…
That is space is the intervals, areas, or measurable distances…between all of the objects or items in a design.…That's right, we're talking about the space between everything…and how that space is part of your design.…In fact, it's really…important to leave some areas in your design completely blank, and you…should resist the temptation to fill in all the gaps with stuff.…Why would you want to do this?…The answer is simple.…So that the eye has a place to rest between and around the elements.…
- 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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