7 Design your web resource

‘Computer – take away two wrong answers and leave us with the right answer and the one remaining wrong answer please.’

Chris Tarrant, presenter of the TV quiz programme ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’

Bookshelves groan with the weight of opinion on web design. If you are looking for guidance, it can be a confusing and intimidating process. You may have climbed the mountain of information retrieval in Chapter 3. But now you are in a jungle, full of warring tribes. And you don’t even speak the language.

Before we proceed, we had better get to know the natives.

Conflicting views and common ground

People are excited about web design. Consequently, they care and have strong, but sometimes conflicting, opinions. This ...

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