Rob Morris is an Australian designer based in Japan. He freelances for clients all over the world under the moniker Digitalmash. You can follow his adventures on Twitter. http://twitter.com/digitalmash
There’s just no escaping light and shadow – it’s everywhere you look. Everything you see reflects light and casts some sort of shadow. Visually, light and shadow help us make sense of what we see and help us understand texture, dimension and perspective.
So, as we try to make our designs on the Web more natural, moving and intuitive, a good understanding of light and shadow is pretty important. Here are 5 ways to better use light and shadow to polish your page designs and make them stand out on the screen.