chapter  13
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Designing for the Web

Starring on the Small Screen

The Internet impacts people professional and personal lives on a daily basis in countless ways. They get news from websites or via feed. The processes by which they get and give information have been in a constant state of change since the creation of the World Wide Web. Early websites were built by computer programmers who hand-wrote code and built applications from scratch. Websites allow for the addition of multimedia components such as animation, video and audio, creating a richer multi-sensory experience. This means entering a whole new world of video and audio formats as well as browser compatibility issues. Whether beginners are designing on their own, editing an existing site or working with a team to build something new, they should understand the design conventions involved in creating a good website. And they should start with a plan. The rules for designing blogs are the same as the rules for designing Web pages.