graphic design principles
Design is a fluid process, something that will change with each project, each challenge. Intuition if often a good starting point. Following the well-trodden paths which are influenced by long standing principles is another.
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 next mini project, start your initial design process by considering how some of these established concepts might contribute to your design.
PLEASE NOTE: some of the examples shown in the slides have since been updated, or no longer exist. I’m keeping the references as this now allows us to compare their current to their new design, or recognise the relatively temporary nature of some websites.
design principles I
site references I
- subtraction.com, Khoi Vinh
- Visual Elixir
- soulja.de, Robert Dabi
- floridaflourish.com (no longer online)
design principles II
site references II
- carsonified.com (no longer exists)
Designing for promotion
In preparation for your next mini project – let’s have a closer look at the design concepts behind these examples:
Choose one of the examples and summarise the effectiveness of the current design. Select one single page and produce a rough mockup to show a different design approach.
Present your findings to the class.
Choosing a web design or development related book, work with graphic design principles to create an informative and effective single page design to promote the sale of the book.
this project spans two weeks. Let’s team work and use the comments to share initial ideas and give/receive feedback.