Design Tips and Tricks that Not Many Non-Designers Know

If the design of your freshly created website requires additional polishing, then you can use this article as a mind-jogger, especially in case if you are creating the design single-handed.

Here is a list of improvements that you can apply to your design:

  1. If your text looks rather overstuffed, change the height of blank space between lines. Usually they take the font size in pixels and multiply the number by 1.6.
  2. Choose matching fonts, and take into consideration that it is necessary to use no more than two – one for the body of the text, the other for the header.
  3. Do not make too long lines – they are difficult to read.
  4. Thoroughly select color scheme of the page. Mind that it is better to select two colors only.
  5. Copy from professionals to create something new and original. Do not be afraid to use design elements you like on other sites – it is the best practice for web apps and webpages.
  6. If you create a social media graphic, add some lines, as it is difficult to dash the text with fonts only.
  7. Select the most essential part of the design and highlight it with color, contrast and size. Such hierarchical construction boosts the navigation through the site and improves the user experience.
  8. The style of the pages should be consistent – the same sizes, colors, fonts, buttons. That helps to create a complete image of the site.
  9. Do not be afraid to add empty space around objects on the page.
  10. Do not try to stuff the empty space of the page with content – in most cases it is better simply to add a background photo that doesn’t track too much attention though fills the blank space with eye-pleasing image.
  11. In order to create something original, you will have to look through style guides.
  12. Create your own icons or find appropriate icons on the Internet – they will improve the look of your design.
  13. Plan the design and navigation of the site beforehand. That will help you to avoid a lot of problems and wasting time.
  14. Use grids. Just 3 columns will be more than enough for great design, trust us.
  15. Use shadows, gradients and textures wisely.