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a look at design for the web & all it entails

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all the best ;)

Can’t believe this is our last day before the summer… how time flies. Wishing you all a brilliant, creative and productive summer with lots of inspiration! Can’t wait to see your final masterpieces when you come back :)
Here are a few photos ~ not the best of quality but this is all about memories :)
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graphic design principles I

Heather Hansen Artist (Heather Hansen) Tracks Her Own Kinetic Movement Directly Onto Paper - My Modern Metropolis

Let's take a look at some established as well as popular graphic design principles and their possible inspiration for design for the web. While working on your current project, pause your initial design process and consider how some of these established concepts might add to your approach.

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colour, mood & accessibility

colour blindnessColour is a topic which never ceases to inspire great discussion about interpretation, meaning and effect within design. As subjective as colour can be – it is our job as designers to be mindful of implications as well as consider colour vision deficiency in our creation of colour schemes for use in interface and web design. continue reading »

friendly interfaces

inside a lock with key
image info: “how keys work”, via tweet from @Cennydd

How do you design an interface which is not only easy to use, works well across all screens and is aesthetically appealing as well?
Like a key to open a lock, your UI needs to give access to the content without bothering the user with the complexities which might lie beneath :)

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icons & SVG

Icons are the small little details with such high importance that they deserve as much TLC as the rest of your design. If you search for icon sets online, you will find an ever growing number of beautiful sets to choose from. However, it will be worth your while to at least explore icon design, if not learn the craft in depth.

Icon design is challenging but fun ~ so take some time to dive into it and you'll soon have beautiful icons making your site designs shine ;)

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