What web designers could learn from print designers

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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.

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  • 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 Its something physical, you can touch it Its 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
  • Its 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
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  • 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
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  • What web designers could learn from print designers Work the canvas Think big Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/ccsharry
  • Dont get stuck in that tiny browser canvas
  • Dont get stuck in that tiny browser canvas Your design should be part of something bigger
  • Dont get stuck in that tiny browser canvas Your design should be part of something bigger Dont create a limiting environment
  • Dont get stuck in that tiny browser canvas Your design should be part of something bigger Dont create a limiting environment Dont stair through a window, just look at the sky directly!
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  • 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
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  • 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 Theres no such thing as; One template to rule them all
  • Your design should communicate something Design & content need to become one Theres 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 Theres no such thing as; One template to rule them all Design your content, not only the surrounding elements Your header & footer shouldnt be the only Climax
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  • 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