graphic design vs web design vs?

I would like to persue a career in graphics or web design with more emphesis on the creative aspect but not sure really what the difference is any suggestions ??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Web Design is just Graphics Design, but with web pages. Generally the principles are the same - the rule of thirds, golden ratios, whitespace and all your basic graphics design principles still apply - but web design has a little more focus on computer-friendly colours, sizes and layouts; and more consideration for capturing and maintaining audiences.

    And of course there's the HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) topic (encompassing page structure and navigation as well), which is almost a whole field of its own.

    Web Design has absolutely NOTHING to do with coding, hosting, purchasing domains etc, even though some people call that "web design" it is actually Web Development (and possibly Website Administration).

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  • 6 years ago

    A graphic designer is responsible for the look and feel of your project .On other hand web designer is responsible for the front-end coding of your website

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  • ewert
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Graphic Design Vs Web Design

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The above two posters are wrong. 'Web Design' does deal directly with the actual design and layout of the website and NOT coding or programming. 'Web Development' would be all aspects. You don't even need to know HTML to be a web designer. If you can make a layout in Photoshop, crop it, and export it to an HTML file then you can start selling designs.

    I would still tell you to go graphic design though. Graphic design will give you a lot more freedom to be creative while web design will limit you (although you can still do some cool stuff).

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Graphic Designer and Website Designer has always been under misconception by non-design people who are looking for design services and design solution. Due to heavy competition in this industry most Graphic Designers pretend that they know Website Design as well just for the sake of business which end up as a non user friendly experience of website. In some cases flaws in website user experience can be a result of client’s feedback those who are less-aware of Design Aesthetics.

    This doesn’t mean that all Graphic Designers are not Website Designers, there are many good designers around who can handle both designs very smartly. I heard a lot of people believe that a Graphic Designer can contribute in many design mediums, i partially believe that too. But as far as website design is concerned not all Graphic Designers can do it today. Websites back in 2002 were way more different that can be handled by most Graphic Designers but today the game has changed a lot, there are User Experience Designers / User Interface Designers who specialists in website design.

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  • 6 years ago

    Web Design Doesn't need Creativity It Needs Skill.

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  • Mary
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    4 years ago

    Personally, based on all the things you listed, I feel that you would enjoy graphic design more since you deal with a majority of the things you listed like flyers, magazines, book covers, logos, etc. Don't worry about have to focus on one kind of design field and being forced to stick to it forever, college is the place to discover yourself and you probably won't have to go into a specific field until you take some prerequisites first which deal in the basics and let you explore different types of design including graphic design and web design.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would say that both include an element of artistic graphics.

    Graphic design would be more specific to an object. A logo, a picture, or a drawing for example.

    Web design would include not necessarily the making of the objects, but putting them on the page. Designing the page and making objects look attractive is definitely an art.

    If you like the creative artistry, go for the graphic design. Your knowledge from that will include most of what you will need to make nice web pages. Web design will probably not teach you how to make intricate graphics.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Graphic design is the entire subject, web design and postage stamp design are two aspects of it.

    Coding, etc., are web development, not web design.

    You have to be a graphic artist first, then you can specialize in one or more aspects. Web design, though, isn't that creative, it's more "art for hire". You're told what the design criteria are and you come up with the design. It's art in advertising, applied to a single medium.

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  • Astano
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    1 decade ago

    Well web design is bassially graphics design you need to know graphics design to be able to do web design. You would design and make graphics to put on the website.

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