Have a clear idea of which elements should be prominent on each page, so that you can guide the learner through the module. For example, if you are trying to emphasize a core idea, you can create a focal point by placing this text near the top of the page, in a more eye-catching color and bolded font, and frame it with decorative border. At the same time, make sure these attributes showcase the idea rather than distract the learner form the point.
Each image and graphic should be on-topic and relevant, rather than those that are merely aesthetically pleasing. Choose just a handful of font types, borders, textures, and layouts and then use them all throughout the eLearning course in order to create a streamlined and organized learner experience.
Create order and harmony on each page by paying careful attention to the focal points and considering the relationship between each item you've chosen, as this will help to cut down on the clutter and make your eLearning courses more cohesive and well organized.
Readability of the font should be paramount. Stunning and visually striking fonts may help to bring innovation and creativity into your eLearning course design, but are the learners actually going to be able to read it in order to get the necessary information?
There's absolutely nothing wrong with white space on the screen. In fact, as the learner will be reading the eLearning content layout from left to right, make sure that you include the most pertinent information on the left hand side of the screen and then balance the page with images on the right, as these images aren't meant to inform, but to help the learner more effectively absorb the key bits of information.
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