means that everything is placed on the page with a reason.
Nothing is placed arbitrarily. Everything should have a visual
relationship with something else on the page. This gives a
sense of organization and unity..
is the most important concept of design.
of alignment is probably the biggest cause of unpleasent papers
and web sites.
items are aligned on the page it creates a strong cohension.
Even if they are seperated they are connected by the closure
effect of the eye. Even when proximity is not close alignment
tells the reader they are related.
you automatically center everything? Most beginners do and
this feels good and gives a formal, sedate yet dull look.
using a strong flush left or right alignment with good use
of proximity and your creations will be more exciting. At
times you can still center things but try something different.
you are going to center text make it obvious.
you can flush left and right both but make sure you align
them in some way. This has to be intentional (see the rule
using more than one text alignment on a page.
to Design Index.