12 web design terms you need to know.

8 December 2015

To understand the terminology of professional web designers and speak the same language, we recommend to read this article.

15 terms - this is not the whole list of interesting words from the world of web design, so we will be introduced gradually in this element.

Vector graphics

It is a visualization of the elements of lines and geometric shapes.

It is used when creating infographics, icons for the site logo.

For large images and vector graphics fit well.



Bitmapped Graphics

It is a complete image that we used to see around the internet. Every picture is a raster image.

This type of drawing at high magnification is a grid of colored pixels (dots) on the screen.



CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key color).

This 4-color palette consisting of cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The most common scheme used for color printing on the printer.

It is worth noting that in this color model used by opposing the original color (for the red - blue for green - purple for blue - yellow).


RGB (Red, Green, Blue).

In this color model contains a red, green and blue.

It is most prevalent in digital graphics applied on all monitors and color displays.


Responsive Design

It means adapting the site for any size laptop, smartphone or tablet. The site will be conveniently viewed on all screen resolutions.



Flat design

In elements with a flat design is not volume, shadows, depth.

Instead, the scope of Web designers use bright colors, simple shapes, icons.




It is a borrowing design elements from real physical objects.

This principle is maintained in the design of Steve Jobs, who considered skeuomorph ideal solution for design innovation.

In the old design of iOS on the iPhone, this kind of design is reflected well, and menu items and icons, like natural and can be touched.



Metro interface

The emphasis is on an excellent and large typography, which is easy to take and read. Maximum simplicity and clarity.

This style was developed by Microsoft and is currently used in the operating system Windows.



Style Tiles

The style, which originated from the social network Pinterest.

The structure of this design consists of columns and unbalanced feed material in the form of tiles, which looks up, as a whole.


Long scrolling

The name speaks for itself, and the site design is that you can scroll down a long time and know all the information step by step.

One of the trendy areas in 2015.



Textural and textural elements in web design (in the form of wood, metal or abstractions).

With textures can give depth and volume to experiment and exercise their creativity.



Mockup (Layout)

This model is a layout (visual demonstration) Web Design in a real environment.

You can see in advance how it will look your site on a laptop or mobile phone, before it will operate.

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