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Quality aspects of website design

April 3, 2010

The people over at Function Web Design and Development have put together a showcase of (graphical) design elements they consider make for ‘quality web design’. Their article is liberally illustrated with examples of the good and the bad. While you may not agree with everything on their list, it’s a good starting point for anyone involved in the graphical design of a website. It’s also useful for convincing others that things like white space are important!

Their list of quality elements includes:

  • Spacing
  • Pixel perfect detail
  • Well thought out typography
  • Organization of elements
  • Restraint and subtlety
  • Using color to its full potential
  • Doing something nobody else has done

You can find the full article here: http://wefunction.com/2009/04/quality-within-web-design/. It has loads of screen shots that show examples of what they’re talking about, as well as tips for achieving each of their quality metrics.

[Links last checked March 2010]

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