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Harmony through Modular Scales

Creating design informed measurements for your website

Chris Maxwell

ViewThought.com

August 16, 2016

Modular scale is one of those things in web development that you can get away with not doing, but when you do use it, you will notice the overall improvement to your website. It's not anything specific, but the overall feel of the site that is improved. Magically.;)

So what is it?

DEFINITION: A modular scale is a scale of measurements . . .

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Expressing Mood and Meaning with Typeface

A technique for selecting the right font family for your website

Chris Maxwell

ViewThought.com

March 14, 2016

95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web designer should get good training in the main discipline of shaping written information, in other words: Typography.

- Web Design Is 95% Typography

Learning about typography has had a huge impact on my approach to building websites and web . . .

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Branding: A Simple Method for Creating a Logo

How to create a logo for your website when you're not a designer

Chris Maxwell

ViewThought.com

March 12, 2016

If ever there were an area in your website's design that could really use the help of a professional graphic designer, it's branding. A company's identity can radiate from its brand, and brands can become so well-known that they become memes.

A company's logo is more often than not the cornerstone of a company's brand, and . . .

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Icon Fonts for the Easy Win

Using icon fonts to give your website a more polished look

Chris Maxwell

ViewThought.com

March 12, 2016

Icons give a website a really nice touch, and they pack a lot of design punch. You've heard the expression, "a picture is worth a 1000 words." Icons certainly express a lot, and usually within a tiny 16-pixel by 16-pixel area.

Back in the day we used to use images for icons, but this slowed down the user experience – each image . . .

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