Chapter 1: What Is Web Design?
IntroductionMost discussions of Web design get off track in short order, because what people mean by the expression varies so dramatically. While everyone has some sense of what Web design is, few seem able to define it exactly. Certain components, such as graphic design or programming, are a part of any discussion, but their importance in the construction of sites varies from person to person and from site to site. Some consider the creation and organization of contentor, more formally, the information architectureas the most important aspect of Web design. Other factorsease of use, the value and function of the site within an organization's overall operations, and site delivery, among many othersremain firmly within the realm of Web design. With influences from library science, graphic design, programming, networking, user interface design, usability, and a variety of other sources, Web design is truly a multidisciplinary field.
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