Essential Principles for Good Web Design

Mon, Dec 17, 2007

Puddle of Blush

Illustration by SmashMethod

Puddle Of BlushAn awesome Illustration from SmashMethod


I just stumbled on an awesome article from PSDTuts - 9 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;

# Precedence (Guiding the Eye)
# Spacing
# Navigation
# Design to Build
# Typography
# Usability
# Alignment
# Clarity (Sharpness)
# Consistency

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