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Communication

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Web design is not art.  Web design is communication.

Web design delivers the core message of your site within seconds and acts as an interface between the user and that product, function or information.  Design does not stop at looking nice and placing function before form is key to ingenuous design.  When this is done, form enhances function.

Websites are so much better than they were about fifteen years ago, in the early 1990s.  Web designers have learned from their mistakes made in the early years and web design companies  have surely evolved.  With greater experience and greater knowledge of what works as opposed to what does not work, web design companies know that usability is the key to a website’s success.  It is necessary to have equal and healthy doses of design and function.

Web design is somewhat like architecture and, like architecture, web design needs to be beautiful, durable and usable all at the same time.