Improving a design step by step, Part 2

NOTE: Now that I’m part of the Smashing Network, I thought I’d feature some of this blog’s older content for the new readers.

Here is part 2 of my step by step tutorial on design basics. In the first part, we looked at the grid and basic typography. In this section, we’ll tackle one of a designer’s main tasks: giving a layout meaning and hierarchy. Read more →

Improving a design step by step, Part 1

NOTE: Now that I’m part of the Smashing Network, I thought I’d feature some of this blog’s older content for the new readers.

Although it’s often said that art is subjective, you cannot argue that when it comes to web design, there’s a few key principles that you should always keep in mind. Ensuring your work respects the principles of contrast, unity, hierarchy, etc. can dramatically improve the result. In order to demonstrate this, I will show you how to make a homepage layout better step by step.

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