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Essential Principles for Good Web Design

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I just stumbled on an awesome article from PSDTuts9 Essential Principles for Good Web Design. In the article, Collis talks about the oxymorons that a designer faces while designing a good website – a design that is both usable and pleasing, delivers information and builds brand, is technically sound and visually coherent.

The article is worth a read, and it links to other resources which are old but golden rules of the design paradigm. The article lays out 9 Essential Principles for Good Web Design;

  1. Precedence (Guiding the Eye)
  2. Spacing
  3. Navigation
  4. Design to Build
  5. Typography
  6. Usability
  7. Alignment
  8. Clarity (Sharpness)
  9. Consistency

Read the 9 Essential Principles for Good Web Design at PSDTuts.