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Welcome Meta Welcome THE WEB DESIGNER MISSION To be the most accessible and inspiring voice for the industry, offering cuttingedge features and techniques vital to building future-proof online content Steven Jenkins Editor W Be better at design hat makes a good web page/site/app design? It’s a pretty broad question but you can guarantee that it will include fonts,colourandlayout.Theseareall essential components of the process and getting them right will go a long way to creating a design that works. This issue Web Designer has decided to bring together a swathe of tips, techniques and insight on fonts, type, colour and layout. It all kicks off on page 42 where we take a closer look at why you need to pick the right font, what a font portrays to the reader, the golden rules for picking font combinations and what is trending in the world of typography. UX/UI designer and Better Web Type author Matej Latin reveals his six steps to achieving meaningful typography. Then it’s on to colour. Discover what you need to know to get the perfect palette, how colour and accessibility should work together, the tools to help get the perfect colour scheme and what colours suggest to users. We take an in-depth look at the process of creating and designing layouts and how CSS Grid fits into the process. There is also a peek at what lies ahead for layouts. CSS Regions anyone? Do you want to build a HTML page in double quick? Of course you do. We reveal 10 of the best static site generators to help make this happen. Plus, we have the usual collection of must-read tutorials and interviews. Enjoy. “ Layout is one of the most important aspects of the web and applications. Get it wrong and your users will get confused and leave ” Highlight We want to “ maintain our commitment to the advancement of women from coding to leadership Dataviz specialists in an information-driven ” world, FFunction make sense of information. Web Designer finds out more. Page 34 Follow us on Twitter for all the news & conversation @WebDesignerMag Visit our blog for opinion, freebies & more FREE – exclusive with this issue Designer resources 171 Video Tuition – Over three hours of expert JavaScript video guides from Pluralsight ( Assets –150 Nostalgia Lightroom presets and Dot Grid Photoshop actions from Sparklestock ( – Tutorial files and assets welcome ________________________________________________3