Although the web design and graphic design both are totally different concepts but still people often get confused in between these two. They both are considered as “Art Designer” and their work is misunderstood due to the involvement of art skill and creative ability. Besides, they both use almost same design tools and can do the jobs related to the web design or graphic design.
Here are some key points which are helpful for us to get the difference between these two:
Web Design: The concept of web design is associated with different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. It also includes different areas of web design, interface design, authoring including standardized code and user experience design along with search engine optimization etc.
Graphic Design: Graphic design mainly deals with the process of visual communication and problem solving which are using one or more of typography, photography and illustration. The graphic designers are responsible for creating and combining symbols, images and text to form visual representation of ideas and messages.
Colors: In terms of color, these two are completely different. The graphic design takes use of CMYK color mode due to rely on printing and this color used is more focused on visual impacts and visual flow guidance. On the other hand, the web design uses RGB as per the special imaging mode and it is more focused on the teasing out the relationship between the information structures.
Fonts: Generally the choice of font is more freely in the graphic design as there is no necessary to worry about the implementation of the final effect. But in the web design, it needs to be more comprehensive in order to avoid the pressure on the server by the output due to the small choose scope. With the development of technologies, this gap naturally narrowed.
Graphics: The graphic design has more performances in the use of graphics in comparison to the web design especially for the product websites. Along with this, the graphic design does not need to take the final effect into account and in terms of size of unit used in design; the graphic design uses physical sizes while web design uses pixels.