Information, resources and tutorials related to design


  • Typographic Hierarchy

    Most of the web is text so much of what you have to design is text. A typographic hierarchy helps the user to quickly scan a page and find information. Also, done right, it will make the page more visually attractive. Typographic Hierarchy tells the reader two basic things: what text is more or less important, what kinds of… Continue reading Typographic Hierarchy

  • Typography Basics

    This post presents the basics of typography through a set of rules to follow. Like all rules they are made to be broken, but you should learn them first before you start breaking them. If you follow these rules your web typography won’t suck. It will most likely be pretty good. The simplicity of the… Continue reading Typography Basics


  • Media Queries

    In order to have a fully responsive web page you need three things: Fluid Layout: the width of the layout is set in fluid units like percent or fr units. This allows the layout to expand and contract to fit the width of the browser window. Flexible Media: images, video etc can also adjust their width… Continue reading Media Queries

  • CSS Grid

    CSS Grid is relatively simple to get started but it is also deep with a lot to learn. This page has resources about CSS Grid for those just getting started to exploring more complex layouts. Getting Started Guides These guides are designed to help you learn Grid. They all teach the basic ideas but with… Continue reading CSS Grid

  • Responsive Images and Video

    Images are by default inline elements that are a certain size and will take up that space on your web site. For responsive web design we need our images to be able to shrink in size if the container they are in is smaller than the image. For example: The following needs to be in… Continue reading Responsive Images and Video

  • One-Line Layouts

    10 modern layouts in 1 line of CSS by Una Kravets In this article and related resources Una shows how to create modern layouts with just a small amount of CSS. The layouts mostly use CSS Grid and Flexbox. Article (written and video):  Editable Demo Examples on Glitch:  GitHub Repository:  YouTube Video… Continue reading One-Line Layouts

Gestalt Principles

  • Gestalt Principles and Web Design

    A big part of graphic design in general and the web design we do in this class is communicating a message to a particular group of people (audience). The Gestalt Principles were created to help explain how people make sense of what they see. They are particularly useful for web design where we’re using a… Continue reading Gestalt Principles and Web Design


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