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This presentation covers; typography, white space, composition, thinking bigger & visual language.

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    • What web designers could learn from print designers Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/jepoirrier
    • WHO AM I Erlend Debast blog.artueel.be erlend@artueel.be Designer, “slicer” @ Boulevart.be
    • 3 facts about print ‣ It’s something physical, you can touch it ‣ It’s more mature ‣ “More” freedom as a designer
    • When looking for inspiration, print should be inspiring you
    • Print ≠ Internet - we all know that We should “borrow” certain design principles
    • It’s time to forget about the web 2.0 look Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/tomstardust
    • What web designers could learn from print designers Typography Photo by ilovetypography.com
    • ‣ Drop the tiny font-size
    • ‣ Drop the tiny font-size ‣ Use different font-faces
    • ‣ Drop the tiny font-size ‣ Use different font-faces ‣ People love color
    • ‣ Drop the tiny font-size ‣ Use different font-faces ‣ People love color ‣ What should be emphasized?
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    • What web designers could learn from print designers Whitespace Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/anjin
    • ‣ Use whitespace to create structure
    • ‣ Use whitespace to create structure ‣ Let your content breath
    • ‣ Use whitespace to create structure ‣ Let your content breath ‣ Give the visitor some rest
    • ‣ Use whitespace to create structure ‣ Let your content breath ‣ Give the visitor some rest ‣ Whitespace is sexy
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    • What web designers could learn from print designers Work the canvas Think big Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/ccsharry
    • ‣ Don’t get stuck in that tiny browser canvas
    • ‣ Don’t get stuck in that tiny browser canvas ‣ Your design should be part of something bigger
    • ‣ Don’t get stuck in that tiny browser canvas ‣ Your design should be part of something bigger ‣ Don’t create a limiting environment
    • ‣ Don’t get stuck in that tiny browser canvas ‣ Your design should be part of something bigger ‣ Don’t create a limiting environment ‣ Don’t stair through a window, just look at the sky directly!
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    • What web designers could learn from print designers Composition Photo by *Unknown*
    • ‣ Divide your texts into columns
    • ‣ Experiment with columns, text in multiple columns? ‣ Your copy should be part of the lay-out
    • ‣ Experiment with columns, text in multiple columns? ‣ Your copy should be part of the lay-out ‣ Stop designing boring websites
    • ‣ Experiment with columns, text in multiple columns? ‣ Your copy should be part of the lay-out ‣ Stop designing boring websites ‣ Create contrast using composition
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    • What web designers could learn from print designers Visual Language Photo by flickr.com/photos/41894180030@N01
    • ‣ Your design should communicate something
    • ‣ Your design should communicate something ‣ Design & content need to become “one”
    • ‣ Your design should communicate something ‣ Design & content need to become “one” ‣ There’s no such thing as; “One template to rule them all”
    • ‣ Your design should communicate something ‣ Design & content need to become “one” ‣ There’s no such thing as; “One template to rule them all” ‣ Design your content, not only the surrounding elements
    • ‣ Your design should communicate something ‣ Design & content need to become “one” ‣ There’s no such thing as; “One template to rule them all” ‣ Design your content, not only the surrounding elements ‣ Your header & footer shouldn’t be the only Climax
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    • Your design & content Should tell a story Photo by http://flickr.com/photos/14908325@N07
    • How do we create those designs?
    • Xhtml & css, my friend
    • “My complaint, right now, is that the majority of storytelling that happens on the Web is based in the interactively rich environment made possible by Flash” ...not enough Web standards-minded designers are thinking narratively in the way that our Flash-fluent colleagues are... Khoi Vinh
    • We need to stop hiding behind technologies...
    • End of story... Erlend Debast blog.artueel.be erlend@artueel.be Designer, “slicer” @ Boulevart.be