Web Design Vs. Graphic Design

Let’s get one thing straight: Website designers are not graphic designers, and vice versa. While it’s true that many aspects of graphic design can be found in website design, website designers have vastly different skills than graphic designers.

If you want to make sure you hire the right designer, read on to better understand the differences.

Graphic designers create visuals – graphics, typography and images – for specific purposes. It could be to advertise a product or service, announce an event, highlight a new logo or brochure or trumpet some custom invitation or new brand identity. It’s often very artistic and creative, but the designer has one shot to get it right. Once the design is printed, that’s it.

Website designers, on the other hand, create and modify all aspects of a website, including graphics, content and performance. Art is used to serve technology, and it’s vastly more computer-technical than graphic design because it usually involves coding and programming. A website design can evolve over time, changing to fit whatever design trends become popular.

Graphic designers need specific computer skills. These include programs by Adobe Systems Incorporated such as Photoshop, Pagemaker, Illustrator and Acrobat.

Website designers may need to know JavaScript, HTML5, jQuery, SQL and PHP, depending on the website’s needs. In other words, they have to understand the internet; a graphic designer doesn’t.

When it comes to using color, graphic designers favor the four-color format of CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black), whereas website designers use RGB (red, green blue) to reproduce a wide array of colors.

Maybe one day technology will develop to the point that the differences between the two won’t exist. But until then, it’s important to know the difference.

For more information on how to find the right web developer contact Warren Schultz at Email : warren@tapsolutions.net or call him at Call 1-818-281-7628. Website : www.tapsolutions.net