Visual design tips

Accessible sites do not have to be ugly. Accessibility comes from good organization of the content, followed by good structuring of the content in HTML. Then style the page to make it attractive for visual readers.

If you are already a graphic designer, that's good. All of the visual principles you've learned are valid here, except that you no longer have complete control over what the user sees. If you are not a graphic designer, don't settle for ugly. You can still make your pages look good by learning a few simple techniques.

Look critically at every site you visit; figure out what is good or bad about it and why it works visually or doesn't.

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