Typographic Layouts: Create Layouts for Content Heavy Websites and Apps
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Introduction and Setup11:01
The Ideation Phase25:16
Sketching a top level Framework19:42
Building a Grid32:08
Typography, Look and Feel31:49
Visual Weight and Composition Balance15:13
Sharpening your Design38:13
The Importance of a Case Study8:24
About This 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.
Claudio Guglieri is an independent product designer and creative director living in San Francisco. Claudio has been responsible for directing and executing interactive experiences for clients like Google, Kayak, EA, CNN, Nickelodeon, Microsoft, History Channel and Motorola to name a few. He led the Design Department at Fantasy Interactive as Design Director before starting his own venture.