Monday, June 8, 2009

How confusing it can be

Well, it's been a hectic week, but I finally got my assignments done. I guess I never really gave it much thought, but there is a lot more that goes into graphic design than I thought. Most of my work is centered around business and work applications, and my web experience only consists of searching & surfing, but it seems that there are actual "rules" that you follow when bringing all these graphic layouts together for viewing. Contrast, Repetition, Alignment & Proximity all play key roles in creating a layout that will either capture someones attention or have them just pass it by. This is your first (and possibly only) chance to get someones attention and make an impression on them. And it gets even more complicated when you take into consideration your medium. The rules for designing on the web differ from designing a job that goes to print. When designing for the web, you have other browsers and other monitor resolutions to contend with, as well as having to take into consideration if the images are going to be printed (picture resolution & color are key here). All-in-all there is a lot that goes into the planning of any design layout, whether it is going to be printed or displayed on the web.

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