Web design or graphic design is an art you may not be able to master instantly. Mastering web design comes over a period of time and with constant practice. Graphic Design is considered a new discipline, but the term was coined by William Addison Dwiggins in 1922 to refer to illuminated manuscripts in the caves of Lascaux from the Middle ages and visual communication that transpired in advertising art of the early twentieth century.
Design Styles and Themes
There are many different styles of design. No one likes gazing upon a monotonous and unfocused design. Focus your style by choosing a theme. Stay true to that theme and your goals. Metaphors, comparisons and interesting focal points help keep things interesting, but don’t go over board with accents.
Focus your Creativity
Unlike other professions, design is one where the artist must rely on feelings and their inner creativity. Designers represent thoughts and words in graphic form and then turn those forms into a full composition. Remember a picture is worth a thousand words. Web designers have the unique task of needing to bottle up their creative juices and aim it at building work for a specific task, whereas many artists could let their creatives muses lead them wherever their heart desires. Focusing creative energy on a specific project can often leave designers feeling drained, so finding inspiration on a regular basis is important.
Always keep learning. Visit your local library and find some design inspiration and composition books or subscribe to blogs by other top designers. And then practice your way to perfection.