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What should a person do today to make their web design skills better?2:16 with Nick Pettit
Nick is asked how people can improve their web design skills. He suggests using white space or "negative space" to break up the page and separate elements.
[Treehouse Teacher Q & A] 0:00 What is one thing that somebody could concentrate on today to start 0:04 making their designs better or to improve their web design skills? 0:07 So what's something they could concentrate on today. 0:10 Yeah, what's one thing that you could take out--colors, font sizing, line spacing-- 0:14 what would you give advice to somebody for improving their website. 0:19 So something that I see happen a lot when developers are trying to design websites 0:24 is they really ignore the use of space, they don't include margin padding. 0:32 I'm not sure why this feels unnecessary, but-- 0:38 As a developer, I would just like to add that yeah I completely ignore that. Why would you-- 0:42 Well,-- >>Pay attention to those. 0:47 Every time I see kind of a newer designer or a developer that's trying to design something 0:49 and then I see a website, it's always filled with texts that's running right up against the edge 0:55 of an element or there's just things that are stacked right on top of one another 1:01 and there's no clean spacing between the elements, and really, 1:08 I think that a lot of people don't realize even more intermediate designers 1:13 is that you can use space to break up the page and separate elements. 1:17 It seems kind of obvious from stating it so plainly like that, but a lot of people 1:23 will instead resort to using like borders and then excessive amounts of borders around those 1:28 and they'll try to figure out how to separate their content using lots of 1:37 different lines and shadows and not spacing. 1:42 Lot of times you can just use space to go ahead and separate things like, 1:48 just like you would paragraphs and a block of texts. 1:53 So that's one thing that I think even for advanced designers can always be improved. 1:58 You can always improve your use of spacing, 2:05 because that's how you make a website look clean. 2:08 [Question: What should a person do today to make their web design skills better?] 2:10 [Treehouse Teacher Q & A] 2:11
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