A Short History of Designing for Communication on the Web

Simon Heilesen

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    Abstract

    Web design is important for how we communicate on the internet, and it also has an influence on computer interface design in general. Taking a very literal view of the theme of ‘designing for communication’, this chapter examines the development of web design as a prerequisite for understanding what it has become today, and it concludes by offering some reflections on the future of web design. In the first part of the chapter, the history of web design is outlined in terms of the complex interplay of various social, cultural, economic, technological and communicative factors. This section concludes with the presentation of a framework for web design that allows for – if not actually reconciles – the many existing approaches to the subject. In the second part of the chapter it is suggested that web design, as it has developed so far, may be facing major changes as the requirements of users and the technologies employed to meet them are changing.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelDesigning for Networked Communications : Strategies and Development
    RedaktørerSimon . Heilesen, Sisse Siggaard Jensen
    Antal sider19
    Udgivelses stedHershey, London, Melbourne, Singapore
    ForlagIdea Group Publishing
    Publikationsdato2007
    Udgave1
    Sider118-136
    ISBN (Trykt)1-59904-069-7, 1-59904-070-0
    ISBN (Elektronisk)1-59904-071-9
    StatusUdgivet - 2007

    Emneord

    • web-design
    • web-historie
    • net-publicering

    Citer dette

    Heilesen, S. (2007). A Short History of Designing for Communication on the Web. I S. . Heilesen, & S. S. Jensen (red.), Designing for Networked Communications: Strategies and Development (1 udg., s. 118-136). Idea Group Publishing.