What Website Design Truly Means for You Now

Here is an extensive article about the difference between designs for the digital web and the world of matter (paper, fabric, plastic etc.).Because every now and then we have customers who have had a new house style developed (by a designer specialized in the world of matter) for stationery, business card and flyer and also have a design for a website made. Then they come to us to have that design converted into a working website.

This often becomes a disappointment for three people

For the designer because the design often made for paper or computer screen cannot be translated exactly into a website that works well on all screens.

  • For the experts, because they have to squeeze in all kinds of turns to translate the design into a working website, but what really never really gets good or succeeds.
  • And of course it is also a disappointment for the customer. He does not get what the designer has made and what he / she has been looking forward to. And he / she is between two fires – if possible even more difficult, because you just outsourced the job and hopes that it will be arranged for you.
  • That is why we have once again lined up what you need to look out for in responsive web design / web design. With Webdess – Web Design the whole process becomes much easier now.

Web design is not a print design

Designing for paper or something else that is printed on is really different from designs for a screen.

With printed matter you can print exactly the right color, the right font and that beautiful image up to half a millimeter. It is always in the right place and in the intended relationship. You will actually see what you have designed. The only variation you have (with a neatly working designer) is the printing quality and, for example, the quality of paper. After all, a photocopy is less beautiful than a printed page.

On the web you will never get it exactly as you have imagined it in your design program. Go there: never. Yes, really beautiful, but not exactly the same. There are several reasons for this:

The design that in your experience consists of colors, fonts, images etc. has been translatedinto bits and bytes, to HTML and CSS, to PHP and other programming languages. In short, your computer will be instructed via zeros and ones to display something on your screen that you can see: colors, lettersand photos.

All browsers do something different with that digital data (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome etc.). What is vertically neatly aligned in one browser, the other browser is just 1 pixel staggered. And you see that. Do you use special fonts (fonts) that are not standard on every computer (such as Arial, Verdana, Times, nowadays a few more), then you will see that every browser does something else with it: thinner or thicker, more space or less.

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