Do Web Designers Need To Innovate More?

“As an artist you are only a link in a chain, and whatever you find or whatever you do not find, you can find comfort in it.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

On May 3, 1889 Vincent Van Gogh wrote a letter to his brother Theo. At the time Van Gogh was in between stays at the mental hospital in Saint Rémy. He had already completed some of his most famous works such as his Sunflower series, The Bedroom, and The Café Terrace, with even more famous works such as Starry Night to come.
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Does Your Design Flow?

Have you ever visited a website, but didn’t know where to look? Maybe there’s so much content on the page it was hard to decide where to start. Or once having started your eye didn’t know where to move next on the page. Before long you probably left the site in a bit of frustration or confusion. The reason is that site had a poor flow to it’s design.
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Cropping Images For Maximum Impact

When adding images to your site or blog posts do you take the time to crop them to create a more dynamic and visually interesting image? Here’s a simple trick when you have an image that includes the horizon though the main idea will work with the subject of any image.
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Design Basics: Proximity To Know What Belongs With What

So far in this series we’ve taken an amateur design and improved it in several ways. We aligned design elements to provide a sense of order, we used repetition to create visual themes, and last week we used contrast to differentiate elements and call attention to them. Today we’ll talk about the last of the four basic design principles, proximity.
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Design Basics: Contrast To Stand Apart And Call Attention

Last week our discussion revolved around repetition as a basic design principle. We saw how adding repetitive elements highlights similarity and how repetition begins to create themes within your design. Today we talk about contrast.
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