Hello! My name is Rob, and I'm a web designer here at LyntonWeb. When people ask me, “What do you do?” I usually respond simply by saying, “I make things look good.” But it really goes much deeper than that. I believe it was Steve Jobs (not Ashton Kutcher) that once said, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
When designing a new website for a client, it is my job to understand the needs of the user and design a site that not only looks good, but will also function well. The site must be effective in easily getting the client’s message across to the user. If it doesn't, no one is going to be happy with the experience, no matter how cool it looks. This rings true no matter if the client sells a product, service, or raises money for a specific cause. So how do I try to make everyone happy as a web designer?
Since design is what I do best, here is an infographic of 5 basic web design tips to keep in mind when designing your brand new website:
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And in case you need some tools to help you out, here are some of my favorites:
Here is a good tutorial on basic color theory principles to get you started. To get inspiration and create your own color palette, here are some color palette tools:
Typography & Webfonts
Here are a couple of links to get you started on your search for the perfect typefaces for your new site:
Good luck and have fun designing your new site!
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