July 3, 2009, Newsletter Issue #40: What Is Global Web Design?

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So what exactly is global Web design--and why is it important? Basically, global design means that cultural factors are taken into consideration when creating a Website or Web-related material. This can mean anything from language support to color selection, and it is an important component of doing business internationally on the Web.

Understanding the likes and dislikes of a particular society can influence how a company is perceived. In addition, being aware of any cultural taboos can help prevent mistakes and misunderstandings. This is extremely important when it comes to setting up a Website or an e-commerce site.

Global web design is fast becoming a sub-specialty in the Web development field. People with knowledge in this area are positioning themselves well for jobs in the future as global knowledge becomes more and more important. Companies are also becoming more aware of this idea and are looking for Web design professionals that have a good understanding of the global marketplace.

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