Hard copy vs. Web Design: What You See Is What You Get?

Print-- WYSIWY

Web--text, formatting, design are fluid

Case 1- simple text no style

Case 2 - the code

Case 3 - style sheet applied (verdana, hover)

Case 4 - width set

Case 5 - proportional width

Input -> Filter = Output

Filters

Computer

Monitor

Browser

RPInfo Current (or image)
RPInfo on old IE
RPInfo old bottom
RPInfo Netscape 4.0

RPInfo WebTV
RPInfo directory

Servers

Provider

Designing for the Web

Mirroring Print- problems with pdf

Different medium, different parameters-ease of navigation, use of hyperlinks, interactivity

Difficult Web Design

Shopping carts

Complex databases/queries (amazon.com)

Finch Pruyn  - complex flash

Planning Ahead

assess target market -- audience (hardware, software, preferences)

RFP stipulations--compatible with on-campus computers, links okay, browser sniffers?