Article by Alice Hopkins
There is a lot of difference in print and web page outlays,
I would like to emphasis a bit over it. It is important to
know this difference for the designer otherwise he may face
Unprofessional designers think that print designs would work
as perfect on web pages too. This is a blunder that they tend
to make. A blunder that is, made due to lack of knowledge.
Let me first of all brief out the differences that are there
between the two. A printed page is same everywhere, colors
depending on the cartridge and the printer. Whatsoever, web
pages differ in size, color and font as well! This is because
of varying operating systems, browsers and versions being
used worldwide. The only way to reduce the risk of your page
destruction is to design pages that are capable of adjustments.
Because a page may appear, different on your screen than that
appearing on your fellow’s.
Documents like Reports and Formal letters hold sole effectiveness
in their content. On the other side of the coin, we have documents
like Magazines and Advertisements that do not and cannot only
rely on content but context representation effects and attracts
In early era of computers, coding was done in great length
and complications using SGML (standard generalized markup
language). Its advanced version that came in with two special
features was HTML. It offered writing precise and short codes
with the introductory service of on-line deliveries. Then
came in the enhancement of blinking words and colored fonts.
This time onwards it is of prior importance to design the
look of your page.
For the sake of marketing, there is much more added to the
content than there usually is. This is unlike in documents
like reports. But brochures and ads do need an extension to
their content. It is not only the content that has to be good
but for making brouchers, ads and posters, there should be
a good representation as well.
Whatever we have discussed can be concluded in a few lines.
After the introduction of colored fonts and their styles,
presentation has become a base. It is not only the content
but also the look of your page that inspires people. This
is because you are communicating through your page and not
face-to-face. It makes a lot of difference. You need to create
expression and attract the audience. In addition whether presentation
is important or not also depends on your type of article;
is it a poster, an application, an ad or what?