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Web Design and New Media

Creating visuals that communicate

What about cost? Does good design cost a lot of money? Sometimes it does. Does good design mean good quality? Are we persuaded rightly or wrongly by good design? If it looks good on the outside like a package or a brochure or a website mustn’t the product or service also be of high quality on the inside? And more worthy of our consideration than that of a competitor, say with an inferior design. These are great questions worth pondering.

As a web designer, you have a responsibility to your clients to create designs that promote their image, their products, or their services, while also attracting their target audience. As you go through the rest of this course you’ll be introduced to design concepts that when used effectively can help you improve the aesthetic quality of our designs.

New media refers to on-demand access to content any time, anywhere, on any digital device, as well as interactive user feedback, creative participation. Another aspect of new media is the real-time generation of new, unregulated content.

It also contains technologies that enable digital interactivity combining Internet-accessible digital text, images and video with web-links, creative participation of contributors, interactive feedback of users and formation of a participant community of editors and donors for the bene?t of non-community readers.