Typographic Layouts: Create Layouts for Content Heavy Websites and Apps

, Associate Creative Director at F-i

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Class Project

Design a new generation custom news reader

About the Class

This class will teach you how to  make an effective use of typography when creating a layout.

Considering sites like Reuters or the new iteration of New York Times and USA Today we can see how the web is shifting towards typographic compositions where the content is king and the user interface is minimal but relevant. During this  course we will learn how to structure an effective layout for a splash page and a news article template. We will go through the basics of responsive design, grid composition and using typography to build the visual hierarchy of the composition.

What You'll Learn

  • Sketching a Top Level Wireframe. We'll cover the visual backbone of UX, wireframing.
  • Building a Grid. You'll design your perfect grid, detailing how your app looks on different sizes and different devices.
  • Typography, Look and Feel. We'll cover the basic components of typography, including headlines and subtitles.
  • Visual Weights and Composition. We'll prepare elegant compositions using visual weights like size, color, density, value, and white space.

 This is a design only course. No development will be taught! 


What You'll Make

You'll design a news reading  app that relies heavily on tasteful typography. During the process of creating a wireframe, you will consider user interaction, asset placement, and responsive design elements. By the end of this class you will have a detailed mock-up displaying all of your app's functions. 

More Information

Must be competent in Photoshop: this isn't a PS tutorial, and while we'll be explaining our favorite PS styles, we'll be moving fairly quickly in regard to tools and layer styles.

Level: Intermediate

School: Design

Related Subjects: Typography, Web Design, Wireframing, Layout Design, Interactive Design, Website Design

At a Glance

  • 8 Video Lessons (3h 2m)
  • 1.1K Students
  • 97% Positive Reviews (32)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

About the Teacher

Claudio Guglieri

Claudio Guglieri

Associate Creative Director at F-i

I am currently an Art Director at the international digital agency B-Reel in NYC. Previously an Art Director at Fantasy Interactive, I was responsible for leading and crafting interact...

97% Positive Reviews

Jorge Garcia (JOGA)

Jorge Garcia (JOGA)

Maybe a Designer

very nice class, a lot of details and nice tips on design principles.

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