"Good composition is like a suspension bridge - each line adds strength and takes none away."
Robert Henri (1865 - 1929) US painter
In today's tutorial, Linda discusses that fundamental component of design, the line. It's particularly relevant to web design, which has traditionally been based around tables and is now moving to CSS boxes. We look at different cultural responses to line, how lines make symmetry and how symmetry provokes a response from the viewer, helping him or her subconsciously judge whether a site "means business", is trustworthy, stable and responsible - vital design characteristics if you're designing a business site for yourself or your client!
Table of Content:
- The Genesis of Line, the First Design Element
- The Element of Line Creates Other Design Elements
- Cultural Design Lines
- Line Applied to the Principles of Design
- Passive Line and Layout