Web Design And Cultural Awareness

Web Design And Cultural Awareness Web designers today must exercise a greater degree of awareness than ever before. We have all seen how the use of religious icons can cause everything from backlash to social unrest and riots. Colors, icons, symbols and names, cartoons and caricatures all must be used in accordance with the mores and social codes of the people in the host nation, and also people around the globe. While it is impossible to be totally aware of all cultural symbols, icons and customs worldwide, it is both possible and prudent that the web designer makes themselves aware of issues within the main target audiences’ countries that could cause elements of the end design to be viewed as offensive. One might review many resources before undertaking the web design project. For purposes of this discussion, let us consider a web designer, Tomas, who is from El Salvador. He has accepted the task of developing a web concept for a Japanese company that wants to do business in Po http://www.webarts.com.cy/blog/web-design/web-design-and-cultural-awareness.html

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