How Do You Choose A Color Scheme When Your Color Skills Are Lacking?

Along with movement, color is one of the first things that will get noticed in any design. A good or bad color scheme could potentially make or break your aesthetic. I’ll be the first to admit I need more study and practice with color, but even if it’s not something I currently list as a strength, it’s something I needed to work out for the recent redesign of this site.
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How I Chose A Grid Framework

Last week I talked about my choice of a grid for this site. I walked you through my thought process, the constraint the grid is built on, and how I eventually settled on an 8 column grid. I even tossed in a few thoughts about setting up a baseline grid.
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How To Choose The Right Grid

It’s easy enough to understand how grids are helpful in organizing your content. Not as easy is deciding what type of grid best suits your content and how to build it. Here’s how I made decisions about what grid to use for the redesign of this site.
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How Constraints, A Concept, And The Principle Of Unity Help You Make Design Decisions

As I’ve been talking about the decisions I’ve made for the redesign of this site, I’ve noticed myself using a few words over and over. Words like constraints and concept and unity. I’ve said things like one constraint leads to another and how concept leads design. I thought a post talking about each of these words and how they help in making design decisions would hopefully be interesting and helpful.
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Your Most Important Typographic Choices

How do you choose a typeface and another to pair with it? What size should your copy and headings be? How do you determine line-height and line-length so text is both readable and legible? These were some of the questions I set out to answer when making the typographic decisions that became part of this design.
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