01 August 2008

The Evolution of Web-Design

by simpova

The evolution of web-design is very interesting. The web pages during the earliest days of Internet were as simple as a textual document. Tim Burners Lee, the inventor of the Internet is considered as the creator of the first web page. After that, the websites became more complicated and various complex designing tricks and codes came into the play. Even during late 1990s, the websites were developed using text effects and colors. The designs were as simple as a brochure.

Later, people understood the power of Internet and websites. With the Internet boom, they tried to change the appeal and looks of their websites completely. They tried to develop the websites that are visually compelling and attract the visitors. The websites became the info-house of a business or a company. The use of colors became more attractive and thoughtful. Though these websites did will for sometimes, people started to run away from them after a certain time.
Basically, these websites had the problems of overlapping colors, huge texts, and some eye-popping text effects.

After this, the golden period of the Web Design Missouri came. Learning from their past mistakes, people started to develop some engaging websites, which permitted the visitors to focus on the premier products or services they were offering. But then the Internet users were going through the learning curve. They started to think that a simple website is designed cheaply and used to show their backs towards the website. Observing this problem, most of the web designers started to use the interactive Flash-movies to impress the visitors.

Web designers used the techniques like DHTML, HTML, and Flash to create the websites. The table-based designs used in those days were good but they had some limitations also. In that case the designer had to write lots of codes and implementing style on each was very difficult job. To get rid of that problem the technique of CSS was introduced and the designers liked it very much. Most importantly, CSS is not a table-based web design technique at all. The designer can use the div-tag to assign the styles.

In these days, the websites are very much matured and they are optimized properly for the search engine results. Web Layouts are the latest trends in the field of web designing these days. The layouts are used to direct the attention of a visitor to the premiere content of a website, not the design. The concept of Liquid Layout is already thrown into the garbage.

The designers are now motivated to create perfect layout. They keep the background very simple and leave the outside of the layouts blank to elude the distraction. Good designers embed the videos on the Web Sites Development Missouri to provide some dynamic contents. They use the icons and the images to highlight all-important points on a website. Reflection effects and the 3-D effects are the latest trends of web designing.


28 July 2008

The present scenario with WEB Designing

by Smit Mathur

A website is a web page or a collection of interrelated web pages that convey some common theme or sell a particular business. These web pages are made with the help of scripting tools and languages. The web pages are often made very designer, colorful, and catchy in order to popularize business better. Good web design is a very important feature of a good website.

Adequate and useful product/ service/ theme information together with a suitable
Web design is a definite asset for your website any day. Such a web design significantly improves your chances of making it big via internet, around the globe in the least amount of time.

Anyone who is creative and has the knowledge of scripting languages can easily take up web design as a career. The various tools and scripting languages used in web designing are HTML, XML, DHTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), JavaScript, and various other web languages. The website is viewed by using suitable GUIs (graphical user interfaces).

Web design lets you enrich your website with images (GIFs, JPEGs, and PNGs), display animations, videos, sounds and other vector graphics, but you are required to have additional plug-ins such as quick time, flash player, java run time environments pre-installed. With tags you can embed some plug-ins into the websites design by using HTML or XMHTL. There are two types of website design pages, namely, static and dynamic. The content and layout of static pages cannot be changed without the help of a programmer or a web master.

Web design in Australia and other parts of the world is ragingly a growing market. There is immense revenue potential as the half the world is still to go online. Small and large businesses are increasingly taking up to online face to access global markets.

Website design across Australia, US, UK and other global leaders of technology is based on state of the art technology. The countries are developed and lend a cutting edge to the global competition. As a result, web design and development services are getting cheaper and more approachable for the small companies. Not to mention, the big fishes of the commercial sea are gaining their share of leverage by developing extremely high-tech and successful websites for a reasonable budget.

5 Ultimate Graphic Design Mistakes - Things that graphic designers should avoid at all costs

1. Using web graphics on printed material

With many young designers coming from a pre-dominantly web design background the transfer over from web design to traditional design for print can bring with it a multitude of design sins. Images supplied at 72dpi and crunched down to load fast on a website are going to reproduce very badly in print you can get away with small thumbnails but blowing things up to any appreciable size is going to be pushing your luck. There are a number of online sites offering free or very cheap quality hi resolution images which are a good source for suitable imagery.

2. Forgetting about or not allowing enough bleed.

A very common error is to send to print a document or flattened image that has no bleed at all. Generally speaking you should allow at least 3mm around every cut off edge. Failing to do so will give the printers no leeway and will either crop off the side of the page or give you a white border. It is always a good idea when supplying image files to save layered psd files then if things need extending or cropping you can do this on the background layer and hopefully cut down your work

3. Using obscure fonts and not embedding or outlining them for output.

We've all been guilty of this at some point and things are generally fine if you are going to be the only person accessing your artwork or documents. However if someone else needs to amend the files or use your vector logo on one of there publications. Unless you package up the used fonts, they are not going to be able to open the files correctly and some software programs may replace any unknown fonts with a default. This is a particular problem when you need to dig out stuff that was created several years previously and you no longer have your old fonts installed.

4. Supplying print ready artwork using spot colours or rgbThere are valid reasons for using spot colours in artwork, logos that need to reference particular pantone colours for example. In general design work however most print is sent through on 4 colour presses CMYK with occasional 5th colour for luminoius or metallic colour or for spot UV varnish. It is very common for lazy designers to just place rgb images into files and expect the vibrant colours seen on screen to reproduce in print.

5. Allowing design illiterate clients to lead you round the houses.
The customer is always right, goes the old adage. However it is often said with gritted teeth and a sense of patience that recognizes that these morons will at some stage be handing over a fat cheque for your troubles. It is often a good idea when first submitting visuals to throw in a couple of stinkers to hopefully get them to appreciate the design you would like them to accept. There is the very real danger of course of them loving the piece of absolute arsewipe that you knocked up in five minutes to make them think you've been earning your money. Still it's a living.