What web designers could learn from print designers

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Published on November 29, 2008

Author: erlend

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This presentation is about what we (as web designers) could learn from print designers.

This presentation covers; typography, white space, composition, thinking bigger & visual language.

What web designers could learn from print designers Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/jepoirrier

WHO AM I Erlend Debast blog.artueel.be erlend@artueel.be Designer, “slicer” @ Boulevart.be

3 facts about print ‣ It’s something physical, you can touch it ‣ It’s more mature ‣ “More” freedom as a designer

When looking for inspiration, print should be inspiring you

Print ≠ Internet - we all know that We should “borrow” certain design principles

It’s time to forget about the web 2.0 look Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/tomstardust

What web designers could learn from print designers Typography Photo by ilovetypography.com

‣ Drop the tiny font-size

‣ Drop the tiny font-size ‣ Use different font-faces

‣ Drop the tiny font-size ‣ Use different font-faces ‣ People love color

‣ Drop the tiny font-size ‣ Use different font-faces ‣ People love color ‣ What should be emphasized?

alistapart.com

happycog.com

What web designers could learn from print designers Whitespace Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/anjin

‣ Use whitespace to create structure

‣ Use whitespace to create structure ‣ Let your content breath

‣ Use whitespace to create structure ‣ Let your content breath ‣ Give the visitor some rest

‣ Use whitespace to create structure ‣ Let your content breath ‣ Give the visitor some rest ‣ Whitespace is sexy

viget.com

shauninman.com

What web designers could learn from print designers Work the canvas Think big Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/ccsharry

‣ Don’t get stuck in that tiny browser canvas

‣ Don’t get stuck in that tiny browser canvas ‣ Your design should be part of something bigger

‣ Don’t get stuck in that tiny browser canvas ‣ Your design should be part of something bigger ‣ Don’t create a limiting environment

‣ Don’t get stuck in that tiny browser canvas ‣ Your design should be part of something bigger ‣ Don’t create a limiting environment ‣ Don’t stair through a window, just look at the sky directly!

pojeta.cz

click-conference.com

What web designers could learn from print designers Composition Photo by *Unknown*

‣ Divide your texts into columns

‣ Experiment with columns, text in multiple columns? ‣ Your copy should be part of the lay-out

‣ Experiment with columns, text in multiple columns? ‣ Your copy should be part of the lay-out ‣ Stop designing boring websites

‣ Experiment with columns, text in multiple columns? ‣ Your copy should be part of the lay-out ‣ Stop designing boring websites ‣ Create contrast using composition

informationarchitects.jp

typeneu.com

What web designers could learn from print designers Visual Language Photo by flickr.com/photos/41894180030@N01

‣ Your design should communicate something

‣ Your design should communicate something ‣ Design & content need to become “one”

‣ Your design should communicate something ‣ Design & content need to become “one” ‣ There’s no such thing as; “One template to rule them all”

‣ Your design should communicate something ‣ Design & content need to become “one” ‣ There’s no such thing as; “One template to rule them all” ‣ Design your content, not only the surrounding elements

‣ Your design should communicate something ‣ Design & content need to become “one” ‣ There’s no such thing as; “One template to rule them all” ‣ Design your content, not only the surrounding elements ‣ Your header & footer shouldn’t be the only Climax

jasonsantamaria.com

duoh.com

Your design & content Should tell a story Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/14908325@N07

How do we create those designs?

Xhtml & css, my friend

“My complaint, right now, is that the majority of storytelling that happens on the Web is based in the interactively rich environment made possible by Flash” ...not enough Web standards-minded designers are thinking narratively in the way that our Flash-fluent colleagues are... Khoi Vinh

We need to stop hiding behind technologies...

End of story... Erlend Debast blog.artueel.be erlend@artueel.be Designer, “slicer” @ Boulevart.be

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