Welcome to my artsy-fartsy page...|
I am not a graphic designer, artist, or web developer for a living. I am just a hobbiest.
Most of the tips, resources and such that I have on this website are learned just from playing around and following online tutorials. Some of my skills are from doing print work for church, from making gifts and such.
I am a software developer, so not quite as bad as Dilbert, but pretty close.
|Dogbert likes to use dog crap to design. These are the basics.
You should learn to use human crap if you want your stuff to look nice (and smell bad).
Contrast - Elements that aren’t the same should be very different so they stand out, making them “slightly different” looks like an accident. Strong contrast draws attention where you want it.|
Repetition - Repeat styles down the page for a cohesive feel — repeating fonts, icons, images, patterns, styles helps your work feel more consistent and uniform.
Alignment - Everything on the page needs to be visually connected to something else, nothing should be out of place or distinct from all other design elements.
Proximity - Proximity creates related meaning: elements that are related should be grouped together, whereas separate design elements should have enough space in between to communicate they are different.