It’s a known fact that the principles applied to magazine layouts can be applied to website design.
However, if you haven’t given this any thought, let it be said that it is not only plausible to use design principles in one medium to others but also make it work just as well.
So, here are 3 magazine design principles applicable to web design:
#1: A Simple background
Pick up any magazine and you’ll find that the background color is white. This is to ensure that the reader does not suffer from eye strain but most of all, is able to read the text more easily, thanks to a clear contrast between the text and image. In cases where white is not used, you’ll find a solid-colored or subtly-patterned background. This works just as well for website design.
#2: Consistency is the key
Whether it’s fonts, heading or page layouts, magazines usually follow a particular and consistent format. While there might be a few deviations here and there, this consistency always helps the reader to know what’s coming next when as they go through each of the pages or through several magazine issues.
#3: Bigger Images
A lot of magazines use large images that can span one page or an entire two-page spread. In web design, don’t feel afraid to take up your entire user’s screen with a large image. While this can be bold, you can be sure that just like big pictures in magazines, this will draw the reader’s attention and really make your website stand out.