Learning Web Design from Magazines


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Do you like magazines? I do. The unique, interesting and creative layout designs fascinate me a lot and I am glad that magazine style sites are making remarkable position in web design industry. But how to design these websites, you ask? Designers at our web design Dubai Company have given some tips, which are compiled in this article for novice designers compiled them in this article. Read on.

Color Contrast
If a magazine is lying near you, just pick it and open it up. You will see a plain white background and text written in black color probably. While this color scheme has become a tradition in magazines, it helps in increasing the visibility and prevents the stress on eyes. The rule can be applied to web design as well. Make sure that the contrast between background and foreground is efficient so that the information is easy to read or scan.

Consistency in Elements
When reading a magazine, you move from one page to another, you will notice some resemblance from the previous pages. Although the articles may have interesting differences, but the style remain consistent. Add this consistency to your web design elements. Ensure that header, font, navigation are consistent throughout the site and pages don’t appear strange for the visitor.

Distinction for Special pages
If you have spent a lot of time pondering over magazines, then you have noticed that the title page of the main article is structured differently most of the time. Unique features are incorporated to capture the attention of the reader. So if you want to publish editorial or any other important page on your website, change the standard layout slightly.

Mark advertisements separately
The best thing about magazines is that advertisements are marked clearly and separately. They are not mingled with the content. Web designers should learn it and keep the advertisements, editorials and articles separate from each other.

Large Images
The beauty of magazines lies in its big images. Large images look good and capture the attention easily, so incorporate them in your site and make your site different from others.

Break content in to small blocks
Magazines have pages laden with text, but still they are a pleasure to read. Why? Because the large blocks of text are broken by other content to let readers relax. Web designers should also avoid these massive blocks of text and integrate some interesting pauses in the form of images, quotes and headings to hold the interest of reader.

These were some of the tips that will help you design a magazine style site. Think out of the box, explore new things, try fresh features and set your design apart from others.

Zain Abbas Devraj
Zain Devraj is the professional SEO Strategist and contributor of MISSION14 LTD, UK. He loves to write what he think and express in his daily life and digital interest.


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