Top Questions about Design & Layout

  • What is a Grid?

    A Grid is a system that is evenly divided, intersecting vertical and horizontal axis used to align text and images.
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  • What is Scale?

    Scale is the size of a design element as related to another. Design elements can be proportionally increased or decreased in size.
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  • What is Blur?

    Blur is a design technique that adds an overlay on an image to make it appear unclear.
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  • What is Contrast?

    Contrast is a pronounced difference between colors, shape, size, typeface, texture or other design element, such as dark versus light or thick vs thin. In typography, contrast refers to variety of stroke thicknesses.
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  • What is a Drop Shadow?

    A drop shadow is a visual effect that creates the appearance of a shadow behind an image. A drop shadow creates a 3D illusion that the image is raised.
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  • What is Feathering?

    Feathering is a visual effect that softens or smooths edges of a design element.
  • What are Margins?

    Margins are blank spaces around the edges of a page, usually surrounding body copy. Adjusting the margin can change the overall appearance of a design.
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  • What is Negative Space?

    Negative space, also known as 'white space', is a design technique that leaves blank spaces or areas not containing any text of images.
  • What is Texture?

    Texture is a style of design where the surface of an element appears to have a tactile characteristic.
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  • What is White Space?

    White space, also referred to as 'Negative Space', is a design technique that leaves blank spaces or areas not containing any text or images.
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  • What is Skeumorphism?

    Skeumorphism is a style of design where a digital image imitates the look and function or a real life object.
  • What is a Flat image?

    A flat image refers to a style of design where a digital image representing a real-life object does not contain any three-dimensional visual effect. Flat design typically makes use of simple shapes with sharp edges.
  • What is a Mock-Up?

    A mock-up refers to a recreation of an original model to be used for testing a design and/or functionality.
  • What is CSS?

    CSS stands for 'Cascading Style Sheets', CSS is a style sheet language use dot visually style elements of a web page.