(EN) Articles about Web Design, Divine Proportion and Balance
Is there a time you can’t decide on what width to use for your content?
Have you ever experience a feeling of uneasiness on a design?
Sometimes hear a voice in your head telling you that there is something wrong in a design?
Or after seeing a design your feeling like in between good and great .
then… this article is for you.
It must be related in the application of divine proportion in its design, or a lack of an overall balance of elements in the design.
Here are a list of articles to help you confidently make design decisions.
Web Design Principles of Successful Websites
Let us start on the basic ideas and refresh our memories of web design principles. This article provide a simple and easy to understand article regarding web design principles.
10 Top Principles of effective web design
Almost has the same idea and concept as the first article, but discusses the principle in a more broader way or I might say “On a different side or perspective”.
How To Improve Usability With Fitts’ and Hick’s Laws
This article focuses more on discussing Fitts’ and Hick’s Laws to improve the usability part of the design, in which I consider an essential part of designing especially in UX design.
Applying Divine Proportion To Your Web Designs
As this article from smashing magazine stated “This article explains what is the Divine proportion and what is the Rule of Thirds and describes how you can apply both of them effectively to your designs.”
The article is pretty old, but it still holds some of the necessary information about the application of golden ratio and rule of thirds that we must know and understand.
Applying the Golden Ratio to Layouts and Rectangles
A short article from UX movement about the golden ratio and its use for layouts. This article also has a Golden rectangle calculator in case you don’t want to calculate it yourself.
How to use balance in web design
Ah yes, the balance of web design. This article focuses on the structure or the balance of the overall layout mentioning the three common types of balance.
Symmetry vs. Asymmetry
A great read on what, about and differences of Symmetry and Asymmetry. This article will greatly help in having an overall feel and understanding of balance that we could incorporate on our design.
There are many aspects of design that we must know, but we must not forget that this are only “guidelines” and must not blindly be use without purpose. Use this knowledge as a tool for you to be able to intelligently make design decision and also have more control on your own overall design output.