PHP Diary | PHP Housekeeping | PHP Scripts | TD Scripts.com [ back ] 12/19/99 "Changing Background Colors Based On Day Of Week" [ next ] Due to a suggestion from Jeff "Furball" (thanks) over at the tech board at Top Niche, I have added navigation links through this diary. If you have graphics turned off, I am also including text navigation links.
Layout can both be one of the easiest and one of the trickiest facets of web design. Sometimes a designer can bust out an amazing layout in minutes and sometimes that same designer can struggle for the better part of day with the same task. Each project is unique and calls for a unique solution, but I’ve found it helpful to keep a few rock solid and incredibly versatile alignments in mind that I can bust out when I get stuck. The ten layouts below should be enough to get you through even the worst cases of designer’s block when you can’t figure out the best way to arrange the content on your page. Keeping It Simple Page layout is equal parts art and science.
Today I thought I’d share something a little different, and hopefully useful for all you fellow dreamers- a list of some of the websites I’ve found that exude creative coolness or spark inspiration in some way. Some are well known and fun, others may be helpful or quietly inspiring. I hope these suggestions spark your creativity as they do mine!
Joy of Heatmaps Have you seen those awesome heatmaps where eye-tracking equipment records exactly how people look at web pages? It teaches us where people look first, where they dwell, how they read, and generally how to optimize page layout. Some examples: