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Design 101: Stop Yelling.

Design 101: Stop Yelling.

February 6, 2012 Tagged: design typography Comments (View) Design 101: Stop Yelling How do you make yourself heard in a loud room? BY YELLING! And when it comes to design, that’s often the approach used for drawing attention to elements. LOUDER! BIGGER! FASTER! But there’s a better way. Imagine yourself in that loud room again. Now imagine that instead of yelling to get above the noise, you could just turn down everyone else. Instead of shouting at the person you’re talking to and ending up with a strained voice, you’ll be able to have a nice, thoughtful conversation with them. While it’s hard to turn down the volume of a room, it’s easy to quiet the background noise in your design and let the important parts speak clearly. Let’s take a closer look at this idea. Below is an example of a composition where everything is shouting at you. The big red headline at the top is try...

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