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    [disc]Golden ratio in design

    Hello everyone.
    Recenty, I've been interested in Phi/the golden ratio, etc and how it's used in design. However the only real info I can find on the topic of design is that the golden rectangle is very aesthetically pleasing and some layout tips. So the question is, where else is Phi used in design, preferably web design.

    The reason I ask is that I'm not too good at artwork, however, I do have some design skills. So instead of trying to make a site look good with flashy pictures, I try to use good layout and clean geometrical pictures, which I'm trying to improve on with math.

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    I'd say the main point about the golden ratio is about creating asense of balance in an image if your looking for people who used it look to renaissance art - you'll find it in virtually every piece back then

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    Ya, I found alot of examples of it in renaissance art, but what about more modern design, is it used at all today?

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    its a design priciple it gets used anywhere there is good balanced design

    quick random example off the top of my head look at the pepsi logo
    the type fits into the golden ratio when its offset with the graphic
    Last edited by tayjax; 08-23-2004 at 05:51 AM.

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    Originally posted by asun2art
    you mean this: http://www.levitated.net/daily/levGoldenSpiral.html
    Yup.

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