A summary of the book by Robin Williams “Non-Designer’s Design Book”. Basic Elements of Design. Principles of Design. P roximity…. Items related to each other should be grouped close together . A lignment…. Give every element a visual connection to another element. Alignment.
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Items related to each other should be grouped close together.
Give every element a visual connection to another element.
"Alignment." About.com Principles of Design. Web. 20 Sep 2010. <http://desktoppub.about.com/od/designprinciples/tp/Principles_of_Design.htm>.
Nothing should be placed on the page arbitrarily. Every item should have a visualconnection with something else on the page.
Nothing should be placed on the page arbitrarily ( randomly without thought)
No element has any connection to the others.
Every item should have visual connection with something else on the page.
When items are aligned on the page, it creates a strong cohesive unit, even if the two objects are physically far away from each other.
NEVER use more than one text alignment in a document.
Avoid Centering when ever possible.
Centering can create:
Use spaces between paragraphs instead of indenting
NEVER do both!
But, if you must indent then use an …….
“em” – a space as wide as the point size of your type