Virtual Seminar

Visual Design Essentials for Non-Designers

May 2010

90 minutes

  • Use margins, spacing and other simple layout tips
  • Avoid common mistakes in web typography and learn how to fix them
  • Understand why it's important to design for your content
  • Recognize and avoid common problems, and conduct a design critique with your team
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We've all been thrown into situations where we have no idea how or where to begin. For anyone responsible for their site's design, or even those who want to make a difference but don't know how, the process can be daunting. Even the term "web design" implies knowledge and understanding of something visual, creative, even artistic ability.

Thankfully, the skills you need to discover and fix many of the most common design problems do not require that you have an art degree or to be a finalist on Project Runway. Dan Rubin will show you the simple steps you can master to create great visual designs. He'll teach you how to recognize common design mistakes and effective ways to make your site look good, whether you're a natural artist or not.

It’s hard, when looking at a web page, to know that something just isn’t right, but not know what to do. Is it the color? Is it the layout? Maybe the fonts aren’t working? Sign up for this seminar and make strides towards a visual look that matches your great ideas.

Good visual design isn’t rocket science. It isn’t black magic. Like many things, good visual design is made of skills that anyone can learn. And with practice, you can become pretty good at spotting, fixing, and creating your own high-quality pages.

  • Use margins, spacing and other simple layout tips

  • Avoid common mistakes in web typography and learn how to fix them

  • Understand why it's important to design for your content

  • Recognize and avoid common problems, and conduct a design critique with your team