Today we will be talking design on this once defunct, now revived blog. Recently i have been reading more and more about the basics of design and i believe i am finally at a point where i am able to impart this knowledge onto others. Firstly, one important concept you should consider when designing anything is the alignment of the objects or content of your masterpiece. Alignment allows you to control the movement of the eyes of the viewer through subtle hints or sharp lines. By aligning many objects that are far away from each other you create the connection and sense of unity.
Repetition is a design concept most often used in textures or patterns, but you can still find examples of it in most any well-designed piece. By tying together individual elements through use of repetition, it brings forth a sense of association and consistency. Repetition is widely used in branding and websites, where a repetitive message is necessary to solidify yourself in the minds of your customers.
Proximity of objects or items in your composition to each other is as important as the color or shape of the object itself. Proximity is a great tool to create a sense of organization. Proximity doesn’t necessarily mean your items need to be placed close together, but they should be connected visually somehow, be it through font color or size or anything.
Value allows you to emphasize the main elements of your design, value happens when two items are opposite each other, either through fonts or lines or shapes. Value can help guide a user around your website, helping them to find the most important elements of your site with ease. Adjusting the value of your design elements is a great way to up the wow-factor of your page or design.
And finally balance, balance can help provide a sense of structure and stability to your composition. Its the weight that needs to be evened out across your entire piece. Balance can be as simple as 1 big object on one side, many smaller objects on the other, or as complicated as you can possibly imagine. As long as it provides the sense that both sides carry the same weight, it should visually agree with the viewer
Such balance, much wow.