Today we went over some design principles and revised some theory. We looked at Contrast, Shape, Movement, Line, Texture, Balance, Unity and Navigation
If you have time, read more about colour blindness and see examples of how people can see different colours.
In some ways, navigation is one of the most important part of web design. If the visitors to your website can’t find the information they want then they will leave your site. Good navigation will make your visitors want to click and hang around your site a little longer.
Headings need to be clear to help your users navigate around the page. Buttons or navigation bars are usually used to go to the main sections of web sites.
For a long time there has been an informal design rule that you should be able to find the information you’re looking for on a site within three clicks. However its now felt that the usability of your site is more important than counting the clicks it takes to get there.
You should avoid having web links with “click here” written as this makes it difficult for people with visual impairments using a speech reader