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Some Basic Tips for Web Design Graphic Elements

Garticles’ “Elements of Graphic Design for Your Website offers some good basic tips to consider regarding the graphic design elements of your website or blog.

It all comes down to the K.I.S.S. principle; keep it simple stupid. And you’re probably asking well what does this really mean for web design.

Here are some basic graphic design/web design principles that you can use on your site:

1. Background…consider how long you want people to be on your site, half an hour, one hour, more? Whatever the time chose your background color and then sit in front of your computer and stare at it, for awhile…

2. Text, related to the above be careful what text color you use. Follow the rules above for determining a text color. It should be easy to read, and look at.

3. Font, no more that three fonts on the entire website…

4. Font size, no more that three font sizes either…

5. Scrolling…generally any information that someone has to scroll more than one full page down for will not be read.

I’ll be talking more about this soon, but the bottom line is reinforced. Keep It Simple Stupid.


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3 Comments

  1. professional web design
    Posted December 6, 2005 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    nice tips…simplicity is beautiful;)

  2. Naghmeh
    Posted November 4, 2007 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    Hi
    I have a research about the affect of graphic design in web , I’ll be glad if there
    is any advice .

    Thanks

  3. Posted November 4, 2007 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    @Naghmeh:

    This is a question that can start writing many books. You will have to be more specific so I can specifically answer.


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