Is design mostly faux, unreal, partly based on illusion which combines different elements and combines into one beautiful piece, which is not scalable but give a nice look to the eye. Consider these images when answering the question.
Basically what I am asking is : I am a programming and think strictly in terms of logic. When I look at these effect, I say wow but when i look deep into it, I see that these are just images sticked together to give a beautiful look. They are not scalable. If you change the font on these page for example (make them bigger), everything will fall apart. My question is is most of the deign based on this faux design, illusion and piecing things together to give a better design and look but they will not be scalable at all. My question is strictly related to websites and website designs.
The following is just a few more pics which basically says about illusion which may or may not be used in designing a page. I don't know, that is why this question.
The building on the right is leaning more towards the right but actually it is the same image. The three pillars are actually the same size! Are these types of illusions used in Graphic Design (web pages in particular) to get the desired effects. Here is an explanation for these and more. Are they taught in graphic design schools?