Typography web design and typography graphic design, sounds similar, is it not? Many people tend to confuse between these two as both of them sounds similar as if there are not any differences among them, but the truth is both of these design is different, and it has different roles and to serve for different purposes in web design Malaysia.
Graphic design more towards producing graphics, typography, and images that shows an idea that the designers wanted to show on the site. It is known widely in the printing and advertising industry, however, in graphic design is also needed in the web projects to create the digital graphics namely brochures, posters and branding materials. But the graphic designer does not touch on the programming side, but illustration only. Their task mainly on making graphics, and publish on websites or even as printed material.
By contrast, web design involves more on the websites then only creating graphics, images and typography like the graphic designers with restrictions. Web designers need to take care of the website so that it could load fast and run efficiently. They need to focus on things like file size, screen resolution with the overall speed and performance. Apart from that, they also need to pay attention to the speed by using the compressed graphics with a reduced quality. Their designs will turn into a working website. It involves the knowledge of HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) most of the time.
A completely different situation is clear in both typographies as mentioned before. Moreover, there is the main difference between these two typography which is the medium. Graphic web and design design mainly creating a design that does not have any restriction such as programming, resolution or even speed whereas for web design, they have to consider all that before publishing the design on their website, hence it has to be a good design with balanced speed and resolution for an efficient web. Both professions have their own strengths that need to be master. One can be capable of doing both, however, both profession requires more strengths that makes one rarely succeed in it, unless professionals that truly into the positions.