Difference between a graphic designer and a web designer

Danny Donovan
July 17, 2013

A website designer describes or draws the layout of a website. Where you should put all contents, where you should add banner and where you should add menu bars – a website designer will tell you these. The task of a graphic designer is drawing graphics or editing pictures. It can be the background picture or a picture of the banners. We also need to add background picture in the header section and in the background of the navigation bar. Let’s see the relation of graphic design with the website design.

Graphic design on the home page
The home page is the main attraction of your site. Homepage is where you will receive most of the views. You need to make your website’s homepage looking good as much as you can. Starting with the background of your homepage, you need to make it look better and perfect against the contents of the homepage for a good web design. Pick a theme such as dark, light or any specific theme. If you are using white fonts then you should not choose a white colored background image. An opposite color will make the content easily readable. After choosing the background image, you need to choose the font’s color, font size and shape, layout, the size of the header section and design for it. You may also need to add a background image in the header section. Here graphic design is important to choose the perfect image and to design the menu bar.

Graphic design in the content
By adding images, you can increase the beauty of the contents. Flat texts will make the readers bored. Some images in contents will make the readers interested to read the entire content. A graphic designer knows which images are better to use and the web designer knows where the image should be placed. Here we can see the relation between web design and graphic design. The image must be related to the content and must look good with the other sections of the content page.

Making a logo
A logo will speak about your company and the website. A logo should be designed well by an expert graphic designer. In online business, there is no alternative of using a logo. If your company does not have a logo then the customers will not be able to recognize your website easily. They will not be able to find out the product, which is made by your company. To keep the uniqueness of your online presence, you need to keep a logo on your website or the business. You can use the logo in the header section and as favicon too. A web developer or the designer cannot design a logo but a graphic designer can do. Choosing the best color patterns, the shape of the fonts in logo and the background color of the logo are important.

Good graphic design helps to make a user-friendly website. In a responsive web design, different types of graphic designs are important.

Danny Donovan
Upon graduation, with little money and a ton of risk, Danny took his project and put his degree into action by starting his own website design business. With little direction, he began to learn the ins and outs of running a website development and marketing agency through trial and error. To start, Dsquared Media resided in a tiny 210 square foot office space located in Delray Beach, Florida that was barely room enough for employees to work. As time progressed, so did Danny’s knowledge on maintaining and running a successful business based on progressive marketing strategies. Currently, Dsquared Media employs 12 media professionals and is located in a space over 7 times larger than the tiny office in Delray. Danny attributes his success to a keen eye for intelligent design and an inspiration to live according to his passions.

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