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1 A Brief Glimpse of Web Design By: Samantha Beckett

2 Overview Aspects of Web Design Using the Website Spacing Fonts and Typography Images, Graphics, and Video

3 Aspects of Web Design Using the Website: is your website user friendly? Here are some important things to remember when thinking about a user… Navigation Information on Website Think Like a User

4 Using the Website Navigation This means basically providing a map for users to move around within a website. Good navigation includes: A navigation bar: providing a breakdown of the websites parts and subparts with links to this different areas of the website. Make sure the user can easily navigate between pages. Search box: a place to search within the website itself and maybe even the web itself. Clearly marked and titled pages within the website.

5 Using the Website Information on the Website What is your website all about? What’s on your website? Does the purpose of the website come through with the information provided on the website? Plan your website before you design your website. Correlate images, videos, and graphics with the textual information on the website.

6 Using the Website Think Like the User! Just remember…you are a user just like the people that will visit and interact with your website. When designing a website, think about what you would want and need out of a website and apply those criteria to your own website development.

7 Aspects of Web Design Space: this aspect helps with the overall look and cohesiveness of a web design White Space Spacing Between Text, Images, Graphics, and Video Line Space

8 Spacing White Space This is the blank space or absence of text, graphics, or video. White space is also used in print design. White space can be used to draw users eyes to other aspects of the web design such as the text and graphics. White space also helps with balance. It is important to have blank space between text and graphics so web pages don’t look crowded or overloaded with information.

9 Spacing Spacing between Text, Images, Graphics, and Video Use proper spacing between all the different elements on the website. Equal amounts of spacing will help with the overall cohesiveness of the web design. Allow a users eye to focus on each individual aspect of the website. They spend more time on the website and get a better grasp of the website and all of the different components in the website.

10 Spacing Line Space Refers to the spacing between lines of text. Paying attention to line spacing helps with usability. Users must easily be able to read text on a website. Equal spacing between lines of text helps to balance the look of the overall web design. Pay attention to line spacing when publishing the web design on the Internet. The line spacing may change when it is implemented into the web.

11 Aspects of Web Design Fonts and Typography: the type, color, style, and size of text in the web design. Font Type Font Size Colors

12 Font and Typography Font Type Refers to the style of the text used in the web design. Select a font type that matches the themes and goals of the website. Select a readable font type.

13 Font and Typography Font Sizes Keep font sizes reasonable. Huge font sizes are NEVER necessary. Vary font sizes. Use bigger font sizes for titles and website headings, while smaller font sizes are better for the body of the web pages.

14 Font and Typography Colors Select a color palette for the overall web design. This will affect the color of the fonts used. Choose font colors that are easy to read against the chosen background of your web design. Choose font colors that draw the eye to text. Use different font colors for links and text. Make it easy for users to distinguish which is which.

15 Aspects of Web Design Images, Graphics, and Video These are the supporting actors in your web design. They help to make the text and the actual meat and bones of your web design interesting and interactive.

16 Images, Graphics, and Video Images Images are helpful in any web design. They help to describe details within the textual information of a website. Use crisp, clear, and clean images. Use images that POP! They should draw a users eye in while still supporting the information and goals within the website.

17 Images, Graphics, and Video Graphics Graphics include GIFs, and other moving animations on the web. These are what really make a website interactive. Graphics should serve a purpose such as: A Virtual Tour Games

18 Images, Graphics, and Video Video Pretty self explanatory. Video is a good way to provide information of your website without a user having to spend time readings. Always good for entertainment based web designs, but are good in any situation. Video can never hurt a web design when used smartly.

19 Aspects of Web Design Web Design can be scary, but I hope these Aspects of Web Design will help in your Web Design Endeavor. Just remember: Using the Website- make a website user friendly! Spacing- spacing helps with cohesiveness, usability, and balance. Fonts and Typography- select fonts that are easy to read and that match the theme of the web design. Images, Graphics, and Video- when appropriate, use these elements to help enhance your web design.

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