I started coding in 2011 but I was awful at design. I got better each year by understanding the following ideas …
Colors are important
I know that this may seem obvious to some of you, but I did not know where to look for colors as a developer and I struggled with bad color choices which made my designs suck.
Here are a couple of websites where you can select great colors for your website or project:
Fonts make reading beautiful
So when I first started I use to use basic fonts like sans and so on. But I learned that there are other options like Google Fonts which is simple to integrate to your project has a lot of options to choose from.
I use to choose small fonts or the same size for everything, but that’s wrong. You should choose different sizes. And you can define the size by it’s importance. So use different sizes.
Icons are aesthetic
Icons are not necessary but they do make the design more beautiful and professional. I like to use Font Awesome because it’s easy to use and have the full package, and I mean there is icons for everything you can think of in terms of web design.
What else do you use to make your designs professional and beautiful?
Join the conversation with some useful resources and tools.
Hope you find this useful,
** Note that this is not meant for everybody. I know that some of you know this. I was just hoping that I could make life a bit easier to developers who are just starting out.