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Principles of Web Design and Typography

Category : Design · (2) Comments · by Feb 13th, 2011

Hi All,

First off just a small update or should I say realisation ?:-) I’ve had the idea to re-design my website for a long time now (which has been 2 weeks) and so far I’ve just narrowed down the pages I want to display and a creating a brief wireframe of how I want the site to look. Before I continued any further I thought to pause and invest in a little reflection. I came to the conclusion that this would be perfect opportunity for me to develop my skills and learning more about web design and development, and so I bought The Principles of Web Design by Jason Beaird

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

So far, the book is being very helpful..it’s pretty novice in the beginning but now it’s beginning to talk about wireframing. I think I’m going to finish reading the book before I continue with any practical re-design of my website. I’m pretty excited to complete reading the book so that I can then put the knowledge into practice. (NOTE TO SELF: Write review on book!)

Digressing, I’ve always been fascinated by typography and the messages they portray. Take these images for example:

Rihanna TypographyHandcuffs Typography

I am just amazed how creative this is, I’ve taken the liberty to Google this and provide some tutorials and further examples:

Yes, I know some of them are repeated on other pages but nonetheless they all have different examples that you might find useful. I really want to give this a go, so when I do, I’ll be sure to post up my result(s).

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Ren