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