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BabyJack
04-10-2009, 01:04 PM
hello, i'm in progress of creating my new website.

I want the design to follow trends in websites such as:

http://www.myjustdot.com/


What examples of fonts do they use?
What examples of colours do they use?

Any tutorials on how to create logos like they commonly use?

Anything is greatly appreciated.

Update: if you have any links to sites like the one mentioned, please post them and it may help other users.

VIPStephan
04-10-2009, 02:30 PM
What examples of fonts do they use?
What examples of colours do they use?

Any tutorials on how to create logos like they commonly use?


I guess itís just a matter of inspiration and ideas what fonts and color you use. At first you have to think about what you want to represent: Are you hip? Are you cool? Are you crazy or serious? Which crowd do you wanna reach? Teens? Professionals? This all infuences which fonts and colors you would use.

If you wanna look modern then use a sans-serif font, if youíre more a conservative type then serif fonts would be more appropriate. Of course this is very basic and general, and exceptions prove the rule.

The Fire Safety Equipment logo font looks like Myriad Pro to me, and so does the Infosec Events. They probably have a font management software and two thousand fonts to choose from (at least I do), and as soon as they have thought out the right image (as stated above) they look for progressive or conservative fonts. Same goes for the color scheme. If youíre designing for hip youngsters you would probably use more intense colors (except if youíre designing a website for a death metal band ;)), and if you wanna look serious and professional you would use a more subtle color scheme.

What is an important point to think about is working with colors, especially complementary colors to set some accents etc. There are some great articles on iStockphoto which are more headed towards vector graphic design, not particularly website design (although this would ideally be vector graphics as well), but they are still applicable since the same principles apply.


Vector Dos and Doníts (http://istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=367&Page=3) (Iím linking to page 3 directly because this is where itís about colors).
Color (http://istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=191)


Also colourlovers.com (http://colourlovers.com/) might give you some inspiration and a great resource is Web Design From Scratch (http://webdesignfromscratch.com/web-2.0-design-style-guide.php) with much more than I just linked to.

BabyJack
04-11-2009, 12:31 PM
Hm, I don't know if my post got deleted, but here's another link:

http://tutsplus.com



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