Steve Jobs may have said “design is how it works,” but when it comes down to communication, “how it looks” is an important part of “how it works.” Having an understanding of layout, typography, color theory, and the like can help you make sure that you are getting your message across.
While there aren’t official definitions or firm lines, you can think of graphic design as a targeted application of “design thinking”. For more on that, see Learn about design thinking
Graphic/Visual Design classes
here are a few we know about. Let us know if we’re missing anything
- CSS Tricks is a great source for practical information about making the web. I’m especially a fan of their guides, which organize all the key info about a few big topics in design, but there’s lots of good stuff throughout.
- **A List Apart,** “for people who make websites,” is one of the best places you can go to keep up with new thinking about both the visual and functional aspects of web design. This isn’t oriented towards beginners, but that doesn’t mean you won’t learn something from it even when you’re first getting started.
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