Web Design: Gestalt Principle in 100 words

Gestalt is a German word meaning “essence or shape of an entity’s complete form”, — the unified shape in itself, the form.

This single definition may be one of the most important rules of design.

In 100 Words, here’s 3 principles that always helps us remember this

Its always the bigger picture first.
The design will look the same unless you change the structural gestalt.
Start from a core gestalt structure and then build around it. NOT the other way around

Examples of structural gestalt for common designs: