The Anatomy of an Effective Web Design

By / Jun 8, 2011 / infographics

A web design is made up of various components, all working together to accomplish a goal – whether it be building a community or selling a product. These parts must compliment each other in a way that creates a good experience for the user. Miss the mark on one element and potential subscribers or sales could be lost, but execute correctly on all parts and chances are you will have created an effective web design. Here’s an infographic that helps break it down for you.

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  • inspirationfeed

    Wow, what an awesome infographic!

  • sarbartha

    Nice infographics…

  •!/TheDamianHdez TheDamianHdez

    Clean, beauty and smart infographic.

  • Stephen Kistner

    Very nice! The one thing I don’t fully understand though are the salary sections at the end. Is the first one supposed to be for salaries in the past and the second one for salaries in the future?

    • ASpikes

      Very nice Infographic :) but to get back to your question, yes the first one shows the salaries from the past and the second one the salaries in the future

  • Pragmatic Design

    Very informative, thanks. Seems that lots of web designers used to be waiters/waitresses!

  • aditia

    very interesting, one more i want to know most used color in website design

  • Tom Cash

    This is really interesting. I did enjoy the part about salaries and experience, etc. However, I do feel that it was a little off topic. 😐 Unless I was missing something.

  • Angelee

    Figures 1 and 2 serve as brief yet very useful basic guide.

  • Ben

    After reading lots of blog posts its refreshing to see this. Some colour, minimal text, and straight to the point!

    You lose points for reminding me how bad my wage is though 😛


    • Toronto Freelancer Web Designer

      yes i agree lol… however good info-graphics… thank you

  • Felipe Genuino

    Muito bom esse infográfico

  • ahsan uddin shan

    amazing stuff!!

  • Nick

    lol, on there you talk about having a link visited state… your site doesn’t have it… hhmmmm…

  • Steve

    Nice infographics for beginners! I think it could be broken into two topics though, because the second part is about industry stats.

  • Chris

    The second part of the infographic has little to do with effective web design. It’s about web designers. This is nice, but should be broken into two separate infographs with more information in the 1st/original.

  • Howard Steele

    Excellent job!
    Thanks for sharing!