by Art Piccio . December 14th, 2016
Most of us probably agree with them. Whitespace does make everything pop. Grids do make everything more precise. Consistency does matter.
But what if you don’t want any of those things? Sometimes you want design elements to blend. Other times you want them chaotic. Much of the time you want them to surprise.
The reality is, that while many of the so-called design rules are indeed helpful, blindly applying them is no substitute for considering the specific context at hand.
DesignMantic created the SlideShare below listing common “design rules”. See if you agree with the points being made:
Which design guidelines do you routinely disregard? Why? Comment below!
Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.