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Designing With Grid-Based Approach

Designing With Grid-Based Approach
Advertisement The main idea behind grid-based designs is a solid visual and structural balance of web-sites you can create with them. Sophisticated layout structures offer more flexibility and enhance the visual experience of visitors. In fact, users can easier follow the consistency of the page, while developers can update the layout in a well thought-out, consistent way. However, it’s quite hard to find your way through all the theory behind grid systems: it isn’t easy at all. Some important notions and related key-facts can help to learn basics and keep essential techniques in mind. And this is what this article is all about. Examples of Grid-based design But first few examples of grid-based designs to make clear what the article is about. Things You Probably Don’t Know About Grid-based Design “The grid is the most vivid manifestation of the will to order in graphic design. [...] Articles about Grid-based Design Approach

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Choosing web fonts: 15 expert tips Over the last few years, the possibilities for using type on the web have expanded enormously. In the bad old days of the web, designers were restricted to a few 'web safe' fonts, which meant everything looked pretty much the same, or using images to replace the type – a clunky solution that caused problems for the reader and technical problems in the browser. Nowadays, though, you can access an astonishing array of professional typefaces for use on your sites, bringing the aesthetics of print design to the web. Since around 2010, widespread support of @font-face in all the major browsers, plus a new web open font format, WOFF, has led to a technical revolution and the rise of a number of web font hosting services. Very Useful Web Layout Tutorials With hundreds of million web sites online today it is nearly impossible to create a 100% unique design. And why even struggle to do it when everyone else borrow good ideas from others? Trends come and go but the fundamental structure of a website is still more or less the same except for a minority of websites that intentionally have challenged the ground rules. Designing web layouts is a very profitable job nowadays with so many marketplaces available. Designers have cashed big time from creating e.g. minimalist WordPress theme and selling them on Theme Forest, but it also works for simple web layouts and most kinds of design elements. To really get this up and running it is important for you to learn how to design websites the right way using Photoshop.

Five Principles to Design By Five high-level principles that guide my design. 1. Technology Serves Humans. Too often people blame themselves for the shortcomings of technology. When their computer crashes, they say “I must have done something dumb”. If a web site is poorly designed, they say “I must be stupid.

Less Framework 4 Every layout in Less Framework is based on a single grid, composed of 68 px columns with 24 px gutters. The only measures that change from layout to layout are the amount of columns and the width of the outer margins. The three sets of typography pre­sets are aligned to a 24 px baseline grid; one is based on 16 px body text, one on 17 px, and one on 18 px. Both sets contain several harmonious type sizes calculated using the Golden Ratio. Technically

How a Simple Layout Can Be Mixed ‘n’ Matched with Patterns, Photos and Backgrounds It's pretty amazing how much colour and background can change the look and feel of a website. In this tutorial we're going to put together a quick, simple but effective layout and then create variations using backgrounds, photos and patterns. We'll also look at how to make seamless tiled backgrounds out of a photo, methods for ending a single photo and simple ways to create pixel patterns. In short it's a jam packed tutorial! 19 Factors That Impact Compositional Balance Imagine a boulder leaning too far over the cliff’s edge. Seeing that boulder you think it should come crashing down the mountainside. It’s out of balance and you feel the tension of the impending crash. A similar feeling happens in your visitors when the composition of your design is visually out of balance. In a couple of previous posts I talked about visual balance and in each I briefly mentioned the idea of visual weight in order to achieve visual balance.

MICHAEL BIHAIN - Galax, 2011 < > + Designed by Michaël Bihain Edited by Gallery Pascale “collection” Pictures by BIHAIN studio Less Framework 4 I called Less Framework "a CSS grid system for designing adaptive websites". It was basically a fixed-width grid that adapted to a couple of then popular screen widths by shedding some of its columns. It also had matching typographic presets to go with it, built with a modular scale based on the golden ratio. The resources it was originally published with are still available on GitHub.

100 New And Free Cool Fonts A Designer Must Download With more and more designers in the world, cool free fonts are released even quicker than usual which makes us more than happy. Download these free fonts and you’ll have a rich typography toolbox with which you can make a solid impression in your future designs and projects. You’ll see that there are various styles in here, from serious and rigid ones to fancy and creative examples of typography. Website Navigation: 4 Tips for Maximum Usability Here’s a conversion optimization metaphor for you… If your website were a building, hyperlinks would be the doors. What does that mean? You don’t want people to get stuck anywhere on your website.

10 Reasons Your Web Design Sucks Good web design is a difficult thing to achieve. A good web design is not only eye appealing, it’s usable, intuitive, simple in hierarchy yet complex enough to keep the user interested. The perfect balance of fonts, colors, whitespace and content can lead to a great looking design that keeps your visitors coming back for more. A bad web design, however, can send your users running from your site. 10 Tips for a Successful Logo by LogoBee Over the years, LogoBee has been designing logos and accumulating articles and resources for its clients. Finally, they've released a concise set of logo design tips to help you along with your project, and ensure that you end up with a logo that will perfectly suit your needs. So without further ado, here are LogoBee's top ten tips! Keep it Simple! These are probably the best words of advice, and it ties into almost all of our upcoming tips. A complicated logo will not only make your logo difficult to reproduce and maintain, but you will also fail to engage your audience.

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