Welcome to my full Divi mini series Effective Divi Web Design Principles where we’re exploring effective design practices to help empower new web designers and those who identify as someone without an “eye for design.”

I must say that while I understand some people are more gifted in creativity than others, I strongly contend that YOU CAN learn good basic design principles. You may not become the Michelangelo of Divi, but by golly you can still learn some good design practices to apply to your web design endeavors.

I’ll spare the embarrassment of posting some of my first web designs but I’ll just say that my “eye for design” is ever-evolving and is maturing more everyday. By no means did I start out where I am today. And frankly, design is important in more than just web design. It plays a big part in organizing content, writing emails, taking good pictures with your phone and more. So it’s very important to know a few basic principles to apply to other aspects of your life too.

So, if you’ve ever caught yourself saying any of the following;

  • “I just don’t have an eye for design.”
  • “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”
  • “I can code but I can’t design.”

Then this series is for you! 

3 Ways to Learn How to Have a Better Eye for Design

In today’s visual age, design is more important than ever. Good design can make or break your business when it comes to converting potential clients to customers. It can be the difference between making a sale or having a potential customer click off your website looking for a more professional service or product. And while new web designers and developers often claim to have an “eye for design,” there are some basic design principles that everyone can apply to help become better at the “design” part of web design!

3 Effective Web Design Principles for the “Non-Designer”

In our previous post, we covered preparing your mindset and went over some ways of learning how to develop a better eye for design. In this post, we’re going to focus on some universal principles of good design that you can apply immediately to your web design endeavors in order to become better at the “design” side of web design.

3 Important Areas of Design to Focus on for Every Website Build

Now that we’ve covered preparing and learning how to have a better eye for design and have gone over some effective design principles to have in our toolbox, we’re going to focus on 3 very important areas of design that are key to achieving a well-designed site.