Questions about balance, or imbalance, in design. Balance is a key ingredient of good design, and cannot always be achieved mathematically / automatically. Ask anything related to creating balance or imbalance in a design.

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What techniques can be used to create a proper hierarchy of design elements?

This question is similar to this one and this one, but still different enough to merit it's own Q&A, imho. As a beginning designer, and up to this day, I have always struggled with a very basic ...
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What methods can I use to create balance and consistency between a group of differing logos?

A regular challenge that I face is balancing two (or more) logos. Whether they need to be equal or one needs to be given priority. Some logos however might be squares, others rectangles, circles, ...
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Is there a name, term, or practice for off-centering things based on volume rather than center of total width?

As an interface designer, and just as a designer in general, I often notice that I feel the need to place things slightly off-center in order to make them appear centered and balanced, due to the ...
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How to choose a grid, for a complex mixed content web page

Planning a web page design in wireframes is super easy, but the next step is to choose a grid and build the page in Photoshop. This is a mine field to me. What is your methodology for choosing a grid ...
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Trouble getting a color in Photoshop to show correctly in my browser [duplicate]

My website has a background color of #EEEEEE (238,238,238). I have an image with a light grey background I want to blend with this background. In Photoshop I used brightness adjustment to get ...
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How to balance a tab bar with an even number of elements, one of them being a call-to-action?

I have to design a 4 item iOS tab bar. One of the items is a call-to-action button for creating content. Typically, apps have 5 items, so it is natural to place the call-to-action in the middle for ...
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Considerations when using multiple font faces (on webpage or CD cover)

I’m experimenting with fonts for learning purposes, and I noticed that using only one font type looks many times plain, but using more can easily make a mess out of my webpage and CD cover (these are ...
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Which tool to balance color strength ?

lets say I have a rectangle divided in two complementary colors, yellow and purple. How can I calculate the percentage of surface that both colors require so that none seem to take over ? (I'm ...
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What benefit does proper balance add to a design?

Given multiple designs with the same elements, how does the balance of elements help a design to make it more favorable / effective than the others?