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Squarespace 6 For Dummies by Kris Black

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Chapter 6

Web Design 101

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding basic web design

arrow Choosing your site’s colors

arrow Using web-safe fonts

arrow Setting the mood with fonts

arrow Selecting background images

arrow Calculating the correct size

Design is subjective. A design that I may find appealing, you may find repellent. To oversimplify the topic of what is good design, I’m going to state for the purposes of this chapter that good design communicates a message or an idea effectively. The trick is being able to recognize good design — and knowing why it is good.

People, myself included, go to school to learn this stuff. How can I teach you about design in a few pages? I don’t have to — the Squarespace templates already provide you with a solid foundation. You need to apply only simple design changes to make their website template your own. In this chapter, you discover some basic elements of designing a website and ...

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