Evolution of Web Design

The world wide web came to be in 1989 and in 1996 Microsoft released HTML style designs and a browser but it wasn’t until 2001 and 2002 when the web became an activity of daily living for most people. Web design is an area of expertise that combines a variety of marketing, user experience, interactivity, page layout within the world wide web experience. Typography and animations became an aspect of that needed a creative touch to become as functional and user friendly as possible.

Graphic Design

Graphic design is the artistic approach to visually communicating with an audience through different styles of typography, photos and illustrations to convey a message. They have a specific goal in mind and want to achieve it through the layers of symbols, styles and typography. These graphic designs are key elements to the user experience on any digital user interface. The graphic design industry began in printmaking studios but with the onset of digital fluency, graphic design is best performed using artistic computer software.

Fields of Design

Interface, user experience and experimental graphics are all areas in which a designer who specializes in working digitally can build a successful career. Interface design is practical and develops software for practical uses. User experience designers provide study and analysis to make designs that motivate users to make certain online decisions. Experimental graphic designers are well equipped in the ability to communicate. Communication is key to the experimental graphic designer as they must collaborate with cross disciplinary workers to find new ways to develop new and functional designs.

It takes a creative person to develop digital design whether you’re developing a website or building your own user interface. Creative individuals thrive on bending the rules but learning the game and graphic design is an area in which many artists thrive.