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Youtube video transcript (text may not be 100% accurate):
Hey everyone, Gary Simon, of course set row. So brand new tutorial here today and it’s going to be a two part tutorial. And this is something a lot of people have asked me and I think it’s either you know, absolute beginners or coders because today’s topic is going to be taking and designing a user interface or a website from scratch in like a an app like Adobe Experience design or sketch or whatever.
And then how do you take that design and know how to properly put it into HTML and CSS and structure it and so usually on my tutorials I’m either covering one aspect of you know, just design like an Adobe XD or just one aspect of HTML and CSS. So I thought I would do a two part video tutorial between today and tomorrow where today I’m just going to show you how to do this design right here and think about you know, good design financial
rentals when you’re when you’re doing like website and UI design and then tomorrow we’ll focus on taking the same exact design. And I’ll show you the thought process at least from how I approach it in using HTML and CSS to recreate the exact thing you see here in the browser and will also make it responsive as well. Alright, so hopefully I you guys will enjoy this. And today’s question is, do you use CSS frameworks? Or are you 100% Custom? Or do you prefer to write your CSS custom without any any help of HTML or CSS frameworks? Alright, so go ahead and let me know in the comments. I will comment with the first comment and pin it with my answer. And yeah, so let’s go ahead and get started. Okay, so let’s go ahead and get started. We’re going to use Adobe Experience design for this. And this is a UI design tool and I’ve covered it quite a bit in the past and also you can look at do a search for more that stuff. I’m over here.
The art board, we can toggle this on and off, I mean, not the art board. But the section where displays, art boards and layers. So let’s go ahead and get started here. So the first thing we’re going to do is get a background color, depending on your purposes and may just white, there’s no really right or wrong way in this in terms of initially choosing a background as long as it’s not some massive image that takes forever to load. But I outside of that we’re just going to use for this purpose of gradient background. So we’re going to choose the art board and we’ll choose this color over here. Choose linear gradient, we can move these things around. There’s a lot of different CSS linear are gradient generators that we can use as well to mimic this so the fact that this is all off center and stuff it’s not a problem to replicate when it comes to CSS. Let’s see here. So this first color picker Let’s choose like this color, or can I kind of have a
sort of background here, very vibrant, actually. All right, and this is fine as long as whatever you’re putting on top of it in terms of content contrasts. Well for instance, if we took this
a rectangle like this, which is what we’re going to do,
but we made it a color like the Phil for instance, let’s get rid of the border here. The film for instance, if we made it like a red that would be horrendous you want it to really contrast Well usually close a maximum contrast or as close to maximum contrast as possible. So in this case, it would be white white we can contrast with this background
way more so than if we just made a black black may not be bad I it could have a use case here
and it does contrast quite well with it. But maximum contrast and for my purposes would be white here. Okay. So
you have to ask yourself, you know, when you’re designing a website of some, some sort, you know what type of navigation Do you want to have? Do you want to have, you know, a horizontal navigation
for instance like this if I hit control D to duplicate this
change the background color here slightly you know, we have our link or logo over here or links over here that’s completely fine or you know, maybe we want to have something like a control panel or a left
navigation right here
like a two column layout essentially where our navigation and other elements would be over here this is what I’m going to choose personally and for the fill again when it comes to the fill because we’re we’re putting its right to the left side or this is all the way to the left side and it’s going to be we wanted to contrast very well just as this white section did because the background purple slash blue
Over here, you know, for instance, like I said for me to read, it would still look bad. So you want to have a lot of contrast, but you do want to
change it up just so that you can create a separation between this over here and this over here. Alright, so a light gray would work
we can even do like a D saturated light blue over here. I think that’s what we’ll do
and it complements it well alright, so it’s already coming along very easy. Now we can either start working here or over here. Let’s just it doesn’t really matter. Really. Let’s just start over here. And let’s say for instance, we want to have a
maybe like a
avatar or like a picture of us or something.
So I’m holding Shift Alt and I left clicking and dragging out with the lips tool and you could choose to have a
Order or not, that’s kind of just personal preference. I’m not going to fill this in with
maybe I will during the HTML and CSS part tomorrow with an actual image I’m just going to leave this as a placeholder
for the time being and then also ongoing to left click and drag with the Type tool all the way out and then center this
and we’ll just put our name
and then I make this black
and for a text Montserrat Molly’s using that font free from Google
you can use whatever you want of course let’s get rid of this here so we get more room
and the size
go a little bit larger he just left click and drag up to to increase that value over there.
Alright and that looks pretty good. And notice I everything so far is
Really spaced out? Well, you know, I’m not taking this and just, you know, making some massive thing where it’s touching the very edge, you want to have a lot of padding, a lot of margin, a lot of white space, as it’s called, it’ll really help the design breathe in a sense, that would be easy to use and easy to read. So that’s one thing. It’s real important. Now, let’s put just a little navigation over here. So take the time to just get a left click once and I’m going to put in home and what’s also left align this
alright home and we’re going to make this
well for now I’m just gonna leave it at this size. But I’m going to tell you we’re going to change it not tell you why in a second. Let’s go ahead and then we’ll
do a repeat grid. So repeat grid like this and allows us to easily adjust the spacing and an equal manner between all the elements.
All right, and then I could also for instance, change this side.
Right here. So initially when we just looked at the size
in relation to the name right here, the being the same size, there would be kind of an issue when it when it when it’s referred to as visual hierarchy.
In design fundamentals. visual hierarchy is really important. And basically, it’s just a way of saying, All right, can we create separation between elements, especially based on importance, so your name is pretty important, obviously. So we’ll make that bigger. And then through design elements through ascetics, we’re going to create separation between these elements. And you can do that in a manner ways font size, color, I physical location, all these different things plays into visual hierarchy. So if I double click on this, let’s make this smaller
also through font weight. That’s another way so we can go ahead and change
Just to maybe regular
for the font weight.
Alright, so now we’ve created separation already just through those elements.
Alright, so now we’ll say we’re happy with that I’m going to approve this home
We’ll do portfolio
So just kind of like a fictional portfolio here we’re going to duplicate this container and to even create more of a separation visually between these elements between the name of the top and the navigation here
by the way, I used the all cater to drag this down in size
we’re going to kind of in case it and its own container and is going to be very light so by take this background, make it all the way what light and then make the capacity
just is right around there. We create enough of a separation between all these elements still.
This, this white contain over here, still separate over here.
And then this also separates between those elements
are the element at the top rather I’ll just take all of these and maybe just move them down a little bit.
Alright, so very simple, obviously, but still very effective in terms of design. So let’s go ahead and do the right side. So we’ll put over here a headline. So
become a master. I’m just making any type of You know what, let’s make it a little bit more relevant. So this is a fictional portfolio we’ll just do something like
I’m a designer of things, you know, some type of trendy
annoying thing that a lot of designers do. I tried to be unique whatever.
Let’s go ahead and make this bold
notice I’m making this you know again, we’re talking about visual
hierarchy through over large font size, we’re making this the most important element in this party of the first thing people are going to see it’s the headline informs people. So in terms of marketing, it’s important as well, in terms of the ad copy that you use,
I think we’ll leave that that’s, that’s pretty okay right there. And then we’ll have maybe like a sub headline or just a small paragraph underneath it that might expand upon you know, the purpose of this page a little bit more. Um,
let’s see here.
We could just use warm up some tax, which is what a lot of people do, but let me real quickly just set this size at like 25 for now. Make it regular. Again, recreating separation through font weight and font size can also do through color as well.
You design this thing and then make it a reality in the browser.
Yeah Imagine the possibilities
of your new skill. Okay,
this of course is not relevant at all to the purpose of this
these Hi this fictional design here um.
Yeah That seems pretty good you don’t want to make it too large you make it too large and it starts to
I would say not combat but try this challenge this this top up here for for too much emphasis so I’m will make this little bit smaller smaller like that i think that’s pretty good. Also you could see the the line height by default where says 29 line spacing, you can increase this a little bit more
things would be spaced out a little bit better. And then finally, let’s do a
able make this come down here. We’ll do a call to action button down here. And it’s called a call to action just like a technical industry term.
For, you know in a very important button that you want people to click alright so this is we’re taking make it slightly rounded
we’ll get rid of the Phil and we can use like a complimentary color that’s close to it in this spectrum up here
there we go
and then we’ll go ahead and put our call to action button text left click drag all the way from the right to the left and center it just a quick way of centering text here, my portfolio and again we’re talking about contrast we want things to contrast in a very maximum way. So this black on this this darker, not darker blue, but you know pretty full on blue.
There’s not much contrast it especially when we compare
And make this white. We can also make it stand out more by making a bold
and adjusting the font size.
Again, you don’t want the font size to be too big because then that just throws off the holding of thing. So you want equal margin space padding around the whole thing.
Alright, so here we go. It’s only been you know, I don’t know how many minutes but we already have a really solid design.
And just to show you for that when we get to the HTML and CSS portion will do a little bit of a trendy modern background little thing here with some busy a curse.
All right, actually, let me
back up just a little bit. There we go.
This of course is entirely
optional. So I hit escape after we’ve closed up the past.
With the busy a curve and then get rid of a border will give it a Phil Phil Phil I’m you know, I seen a lot of people, especially these days they’re doing when it comes to these type of backgrounds I’m really making the stick out
you could completely do this if you want to. By the way we’ll take this this main container will give it a shadow just so I can show that process and CSS here
will make a pretty big blur
X and Y three
something like that. It’s pretty it’s subtle, but it is a big blur radius. You could leave it like this or you could make maybe take a more subtle approach like that. That would work as well.
Hell, I might as well just let me see up here. If I take that we try to I drop this and get a interesting shade.
Yeah, you know what I’m fine with that will leave it like that. Alright, so the, this is going to be the design
or the UI that we go ahead tomorrow. And of course, if you’re watching this, chances are tomorrow already occurred. So you can just watch the next video. But in terms of right now I’m going to be uploading the HTML and CSS process of taking this exact structure in this layout in making it a reality using HTML and CSS. So we’ll wrap it up or two tomorrow.
Alright guys, hopefully you enjoyed that. Make sure I you guys check out the next video, which is tomorrow morning. If you’re watching this in the future, it’ll be already up on the channel and make sure you answer today’s question, which is do you prefer to use a CSS framework when you’re starting out designing a website and do an HTML CSS process or do you do 100% Custom in the idea that you’re not using any type of framework that helps you Alright, see you guys tomorrow.