Laura Elizabeth – Design Fundamentals

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Laura Elizabeth Photography – Design Fundamentals

As a developer, you’re likely involved in design decisions on a daily basis. Maybe you’re being asked to add a new feature to your company’s web app, or you’ve had an idea for a side project that you want to look half-decent. Many tasks you work on involve some level of design skills.
Here is what’s included: 
The goal of this course is to give you a solid design foundation to start building upon. It’s not going to teach you everything under the sun about design but it’ll teach you the most important things you can do to improve your designs today — no matter how “artistic” you are (or, more likely, aren’t!). Some highlights include:
EASY TO FOLLOW PROCESS
My workflow I use for almost every project from finding inspiration to colour and typography
THINK LIKE A DESIGNER
How you can train your eye to spot what’s wrong in a design and, most importantly, fix it
REAL CASE STUDIES
Over-the-shoulder case studies showing how I’ve designed different websites from scratch
VISUALS MADE EASY
Image and illustration treatment that anyone can do – even if you can’t draw a wonky line
6 Modules, 30 videos
You can binge watch all these videos in one go, or come back and reference them at any time throughout whatever project you’re working on.
Planning
Module 1
Getting your content ready for a design project
Different design styles and which one to use
Gathering (useful) inspiration
Layout
Module 2
Sketching layouts
Filling in your content
Spacing and alignment (and why they’re the two most important principles!)
Common layout mistakes and how to avoid them (3 lessons)
Typography
Module 3
Choosing body text fonts
Choosing fonts for headlines
Making your type look good
Typographic details
Colour
Module 4
Choosing a base colour
Finding your accent
Using grey effectively
When your colours look ‘off’
Imagery
Module 5
Sourcing photography
Photo editing for web design
Cutting out images
Using icons in web design
Sourcing illustrations
Using illustrations
Displaying screenshots
Polish
Module 6
How to identify and fix problem areas
Responsive design tips and tricks
Consistency in design