A lot of designers are self-taught. The benefit of teaching yourself is that you can work at your own learning pace and set your own agenda. However, most new self-taught designers jump straight into designing without any previous knowledge of general design theory. With the explosion of resources about web design already in existence it’s easy to read one or two articles per day….. but you have to find the good ones first. We’ve tracked down 20 free design lessons which will teach you the basic tricks of design.

Basic Theory of Design

Color Theory

Typography

Principle of Layout

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