Optimizing Your Web Design Work According To Nature
If you are designing sites, graphics, or artwork, you need to understand how the Golden Ratio (aka “divine proportion” or aka “Fibonacci numbers”) plays a role in determining eye appeal.
The golden ratio also is called the golden mean or golden section (Latin: sectio aurea). Other names include extreme and mean ratio, medial section, divine proportion, divine section (Latin: sectio divina), golden proportion, golden cut, and the golden number.
You might be thinking, “what in the world does this have to do with blogs, but the odds are that you likely already recognize the “Golden Rectangles” that result from this theory as our modern day website 2-column layout.
A good primer to start with for appreciating the idea of the Golden Ratio in design is: http://www.instantshift.com/2015/03/31/golden-ratio-in-designs/
This one also has some introduction: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-golden-ratio-in-web-design–net-2272
Another good article is this one: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/golden-ratio-in-moden-designs/
A tool you may find useful for calculating your font values is this: http://www.pearsonified.com/typography/
This will help you optimize your font size (and heading sizes) relative to your content body width according to the Golden Ratio design theory approach.
However, that tool is not “hip to the times” of developing for mobile with REM values and so to get your head around adjusting for those, you will need this post: http://gregrickaby.com/using-the-golden-ratio-and-rems/
What do you think? Do you think that certain things in nature impact the way we see beauty and artistry?
Let me know in the comments below!
~ Kim ~
Smart Tech For Smart Marketers