Lynda.com-Design Aesthetics for Web Design


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A basic understanding of the principles of good design (such as contrast, unity, and balance) is the foundation for creating beautiful websites. In this course, Sue Jenkins explains design aesthetics in simple terms, and shows how to incorporate the principles of design in specific ways that improve your site. Learn how to adjust adjacent colors to add contrast, create depth with texture, incorporate movement, and use repeating shapes, patterns, and borders to unify your design. Then, in the final chapter, learn about special issues designers should address in their web layouts, such as responsive design for mobile devices, accessibility, and originality.
Topics include:



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