Web Design Principles







So you want to create a website?

Websites have taken off as a new art-form. While it is easy enough for anyone to crank out a webpage or a website using one of the many web editors or online "fill in the blank" programs, they usually lack a professional appearance.

There are a few basic rules that if followed, can help even the least artistic person, create a well-planned and well-designed website.

While you can spot and apply these rules individually, they are usually used in conjunction with another or used altogether. Alignment, contrast, proximity and repetition are the design principles that will be covered, as well as the use of color, typography, and white space.

Remember that all the creativity in the world won't help if you don't do some preplanning of your website. The planning helps with the design, feel and ease of use of the website.

© Copyright 2007 Kenny Loveall