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Negus Live Linux Series Practical PHP and MySQL by Jono Bacon

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Appendix A. Web Site Design

Design is a complex science, particularly if you lack any artistic talent. For many, the challenge of creating a visually appealing Web site is one marred with the uncomfortable feeling that despite your best efforts, the resulting design will look ugly, blocky, and predictable.

Although those who lack artistic chops are unlikely to give leading Web designers a run for their money, there is still a lot you can achieve by following some basic design principles. Many of the most popular and usable sites on the Internet have clean and effective designs driven by a series of simple yet powerful design decisions.

In this chapter, you will explore how to build some attractive and usable designs. These designs provide simple ...

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