Design for Beginners

Munch 'n' Learns

Marko Aleksic

UX Designer

www.markiz.io

Marko Aleksic

UX DESIGNER

WWW.MARKIZ.IO

MUNCH 'N' LEARNS

Design for Beginners

Design is creation of something. Design is bringing order in chaos and bringing chaos in order. Design is making something beautiful.

What is Design?

QUESTION I

Beauty is the ultimate term. Everybody has different perception of beauty but creating beautiful design can be learned.

What is "beautiful"?

QUESTION II

Design for the web is a creation of something useful with user in mind where content comes over form.

But what is design for the world wide web?

QUESTION III

There are Rules and Guides that can help you design better.

Rules and Guides

FOLLOW THESE

Don’t disregard readability/legibility for aesthetic reasons.

Readability/Legibility

RULE I

Have purposeful hierarchy of elements.

Hierarchy

RULE II

Use proper alignment of text.

Don't use justified alignment on the web.

Alignment

RULE III

Keep your text size lengths short (between 600-800px)

Text Width

RULE IV

Try always to use some form of the grid.

Grid

RULE V

Design for the proper audience.

Audience

RULE VI

Don’t think of whitespace as empty space

Whitespace

RULE VII

Be consistent through the project.

Consistency

RULE VIII

Do watch which colors you pair together.

Pairing colors

RULE IX

Don’t use more than 2,3 fonts.

Too Many Fonts

RULE X

Never use headlines fonts for body text.

Body Font

RULE XI

Never change original proportions of a font.

Stretching font

RULE XII

Don’t use these two on the ever.

Comic Sans and Papyrus

RULE XIII

Use Photoshop for raster images, Illustrator for vector, etc.

Use Right Tools

RULE XIV

Consider the medium for which you are designing

Medium

RULE XV

Do watch your grammar, be detailed and always proofread

Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation

RULE XVI

Marko Aleksic

UX DESIGNER

WWW.MARKIZ.IO

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