A great way to communicate!Just about now everybody has a blog, website or a presence on the Internet, which means… everyone is a webdesigner!
The process of designing Web pages, Web sites, Web applications or multimedia for the Web may utilize multiple disciplines, such as animation, authoring, communication design, corporate identity, graphic design, human-computer interaction, information architecture, interaction design, marketing, photography, search engine optimization and typography.
Web pages and Web sites can be static pages, or can be programmed to be dynamic pages that automatically adapt content or visual appearance depending on a variety of factors, such as input from the end-user, input from the Webmaster or changes in the computing environment (such as the site’s associated database having been modified). With growing specialization within communication design and information technology fields, there is a strong tendency to draw a clear line between web design specifically for web pages and web development for the overall logistics of all web-based services.
Many are the technologies involved:
— Markup languages (such as HTML, XHTML and XML)
— Style sheet languages (such as CSS and XSL)
— Server-side scripting (such as PHP)
— Database technologies (such as MySQL)
— Multimedia technologies: sound and vídeo integration
— Web 2.0 applications, and many more…