Although its presence is often overlooked visually, but for web designers and is pursuing a careful detail in his work, 1 pixel line can be very important. Sometimes, the use of 1 pixel precise line can be measured in distinguishing between good designers and the best designers.
I conclude that the most recent modern website design uses 1 pixel tricks. Its usefulness is very diverse, in addition to providing visual details that are not too excessive, it can also increase the comfort factor of its users (visitors) too. Here are some examples of the use of 1 pixel on website design.
To emphasize the borderline
Yup, that's right! 1 pixel line to emphasize the separation between content with one another, so that users get a more comfortable space for reading. This is usually used to separate groups of text / paragraph (example: Twitter Stream, News Feeds, etc.).
The trick to making the limiting effects as in the picture above is to use two lines (each 1 pixel). Then by creating a single line color brighter than other colors, then put the two lines to coincide.
To emphasize the size of the field
1 pixel thin line can also be used to polish the outer line of a field, so the end result will look more sharp and distinct. The resulting effect is not too significant, but it would be more comfortable in the eyes by using a 1 pixel line.
To provide visual detail
A button can be quite interesting if we use the 1 pixel lines with the right color. And of course, the button that works is one that is more 'inviting' the user to click.
Sample and inspiration
1 pixel line is very small indeed, but it plays an important role on the outcome of a website design. With proper use and tricks we can create the details that could provide a significant impact.
So, try to look back when you've finished designing a website, so that the result into a website design that 'mature'.
Do you often use this trick too? Or are there other tricks of detail? Please share in the comment:)
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Description: 1 Pixel Optimization for Website Design shared by Yesta Desamba a multidisciplinary graphic designer and vivid blogger that provides you small dose of inspiration!
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