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While design is the art and process of combining individual elements of design (lines, shape, texture, color) into a pleasing arrangment, Web Design is the art and process of creating a single Web page or entire Web sites and may involve both the aesthetics and the mechanics of a Web site's operation although primarily it focuses on the look and feel of the Web site - the design elements.

Some of the aspects that may be included in Web design or Web production are graphics and animation creation, color selection, font selection, navigation design, content creation, HTML/XML authoring, JavaScript programming, and ecommerce development. Web design is a form of electronic publishing.

Web Design vs. Print Design

"Graphic design, desktop publishing, and Web design are different and not-always-distinct disciplines in the broader field of visual communications."Desktop Publishing and the Internet
"Although desktop publishing and Web design have a common ancestry, they aren't the same. Yes, there are certain similarities — such as text, graphics, color, page composition, and the need for clear navigation -- but Web design has its own set of challenges and design parameters."Similarities and Differences in Print and Web Design
"While it is possible, with CSS, to get very precise layouts, but it will never be as precise as print."Web Design is Not Print Design

Doing Web Design

"Most designers don't try to cover all of it. Instead, they focus on one or two areas where they can excel and work with other people on the rest. But the good news is that there is always going to be something new to learn."What is Web Design?
"When building a website there is a process that most designers use. This process covers all the steps from deciding on a website to building it and putting them live."Web Design Process
Also Known As: web publishing | web production | internet publishing | graphic design | electronic publishing
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"Mary taught herself HTML and then did the Web design for her school Web site." AND "James has been doing graphic arts for years but he only recently began using his artistic skills online, specializing in experimental Web design using Flash and other animation techniques."
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