Graphic Design Tips For Starters
If you’re just starting to embark on this field, it can be overwhelming at the beginning to find the right style and design for your website / blog. So, in order to achieve a great UI/UX, you must pay attention to these points.
Figure out what type of website you want
Is it going to be a business website? An e-commerce? A non- profit or…?
This is the most important step of the way. You can’t design all the websites in the same way and expect an extraordinary outcome. Each type of website has its own unique design path. You have to pay attention to the little details, because your website is the sum of those details.
If you have no idea how you should design your website, what elements to use or what is the appropriate color palette to use, you can check out some other successful websites in your niche and see what they all have in common. Take advantage of their experience and use it in your favor.
Use simpler tools or templates at the beginning
If you are not a professional designer, it can be difficult to create eye-catching elements or sections. If you are wondering what tools to use there are websites like Canva or apps like Remini to help you start your designing adventure.
Pay attention to the fonts
Try to stick with two easy-to-read fonts for your website. Use one for your headings and one for your body. If you use more than two, it’ll just make your design difficult to read, sloppy and make it look like it was designed by an amateur. Always keep in mind what type of website you are going to have, and use your fonts accordingly. Fonts.Google offers free fonts if you’re looking to expand your font library.
Pick a color palette and stick with it
First of all, pay attention to the psychology of colors when you are choosing your color palette. You need to consider how colors will interact with each other, in order to create an overall palette for your website.
You can always use Adobe’s color wheel; it is a useful tool when it comes to creating a color palette.
Choose your images carefully
Images play an important part in your design and establishing your brand. Try to avoid stereotypical images and try to choose the unusual ones to represent your brand uniqueness. If you have the equipment’s to capture your own photos then that’s even better!
Use text-alignments wisely
It is another small yet important part of every professional design. Almost all the design programs will show you some guide lines to see if your texts are in alignment or not. Another option you’ll always have is turning on your grid; let it be in the background and when you are finished, take them off and enjoy your wonderfully aligned design. If you are not sure what software to use, go with Adobe XD, it’s incredibly simple to use, and you can see how your website will ultimately look like.
Placing your content in the right order
Now, the final and arguably one of the most important part of every design, where to place each content and element. You might have been able to create amazing images or found the perfect text for it, but it’s one thing to create great content and another thing to place them in the right order. For example, if you consider hedge funds, they don’t ask you to invest your money right on the front page. First, they start building trust and explaining how they manage your assets. After you are convinced that your money is safe with them, then they say alright, here is a link if you want to invest or here is a contact us form or something.
So always keep in mind to place your content in the right order to get the best results.
To sum up Graphic design tips for starters article,
So, in conclusion, pay attention to the small details and see the difference it makes. It’s what separates amateur and professional designers, make your sales go through the roof or not, or simply the difference between a website people love to visit or try to avoid at any cost.
If you had any further questions feel free to contact us, or leave us a comment. I wish you a great adventure, it’s gonna be fun, enjoy it!