There are some things you just shouldn’t do, well, most of the time.
Here are some design violations!
Very rarely is this acceptable.
Too Many Fonts
Two is usually enough.
Be consistent and be generous with margins.
Crop don’t warp!
Visual balance is important but it doesn’t mean placing the same thing in each corner.
Trapped Negative Space
Make sure the negative space can reach the outer edges of the design.
Remember MySpace? When you would go to a friend’s page and the background was so busy (or even made up of repeated GIF’s) that you couldn’t read anything? Don’t do that.
Widows And Orphans
I explain those here.
And I explain those here!
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes you can use these to great effect. But usually they are no-no’s!