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What is the difference between graphic design and web design?

Discussion in 'Graphics and Design' started by sherwood20, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. sherwood20

    sherwood20 New Member

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    Graphic design includes logos and print design. Graphic Design includes anything in the world that you see that has been created and printed (or displayed as part of a layout). This can be ads, magazines, newspaper layouts, newspaper ads, billboards, logos, brochures, books, decals you find on toys, CD labels & booklets, movie posters, and so much more. It encompasses all things in the print world. And it's not just the layout that is created by graphic designers. We also create, well, "graphics," such as those photos you see in magazines - a graphic designer had most likely altered it after the photographer made the shot.

    Web design overlaps graphic design in the graphics and overall appearance (layout) and flow of the site/pages, but web design also includes all the technical aspects of creating a website, such as the coding past basic layout.

    GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. Most web pages use this format because it's supported by all web browsers, can display up to 256 colors, and can include transparent backgrounds. GIFS are appropriate for image files with little color variation, and for images that will only be viewed on screen.

    Photographs saved as GIFs may appear grainy. Single color images saved as JPEGs may appear fuzzy. When you save a graphic image, consider what type of file it is. Remember, GIFs work best with images having few colors or color variations. JPEGs work best with photographs or images to be printed.
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    yes you are correct, graphic designs are what any designers can make or produce for any reason.

    For web design specifically gifs are great for websites for having transparancy, jpgs for photos, psds, images prepared in photoshop with all layers so they can be edited. also in fireworks you have png files
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    In short you can say Graphics design gives the appearance to the site.The design of logs, buttons. labels etc are the part of the graphics design.Its a part of the web designing.

    Web designing deals with the whole process of web site designing starting from the domain name to the hosting of the site.
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    So this means that graphic design principles are also used in creating a good web design.
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    Yes, to put simply. The principle is the same, just a different method to the same end point.
    I think of it as Dreamweaver is to web, and Quark Xpress is to printed matter.
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    1. Web design Interactive would be more along the lines of I'd assume flash websites and/or applications and User Interface Design.

    2. Graphic design specializes in making logos, movie posters, album covers, and advertisements
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    Hi,

    Good info but would like to read more. Thanks and keep sharing
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    Very nicely explained. In simple words, graphics design includes logos and photos. And web design includes layouts and flow of the webpages.
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    Web design is process of designing of a Web page or Website. It includes the web information and UI design, and web programming whereas graphic Designing is the process of designing website using graphics like print designs, logos ,etc.,
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    Chikan Guest

    Graphics designing deals with the designing of graphics, images and logos of the website. While, Web Designing deals with the designing of webpage or website their behavior and the information of it.
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    Graphic Design is the best way to interchange the idea and message to the audience through different tools like newspaper, magazines, advertisements, logos and so on. Graphic designer designs good graphics and create a fantastic layer for attracting customers. Today all people like to purchase attractive things so role of graphics is very important to make it popular. Graphics are being given on different images for communicating with the feelings of customers.

    Web Design is a process to design web pages for websites. Web designers make designs for business as well as for organizations to create their websites. They use different images, text for design web pages for website. For web design, designers use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for creating attractive web design. For creating design they use software like Dream viewer and Photoshop. Through this software you can create static web pages for websites and then they give those pages to developers and they create dynamic website. Good and creative web design helps to create impressive mark on the web among the targeted audience.

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