If you design websites (we do!), then this will probably help you out. A blogger on ThinkVitamin.com just posted an article about the four “golden rules” to web designing. They are as follows; Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity (C.R.A.P.). Apparently, this is one of the first things they teach you in a design class. Contrast refers to how contrasting elements that will balance the page. Repitition refers to how repetitive the style of the page is; if the page is too different, it won’t flow well. Alignment refers to, simply, alignment. Things do not look good if they’re not aligned; even if it’s by one pixel. And, Proximity is about meaning; certain elements being grouped together or split apart.
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