To the untrained eye, a well-designed website is just a pretty face. As a web designer, I can tell you first hand that high-quality web design is about a lot more than appearances. There’s quite a bit of depth behind all those good looks. Maybe you’ve heard of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI).
Have you ever gone car shopping? I did one time. Here’s what I know: There are a lot of options when it comes to cars. If you want luxury, you will pay more. If you want customizations, you will pay more. If you don’t care about legroom, you can pay significantly less. Anyway, my point is that there isn’t an average cost for a car.
If you want to understand how much the Internet has taken over the major role as our information provider of choice, just look at Election Night. Once, political junkies sat glued to their TV sets awaiting the latest pronouncements from the likes of Wolf Blitzer on CNN or Chris Wallace on Fox News. But this year, they were just as likely to be frantically typing in websites at their keyboards, ingesting the latest nonstop streams of consciousness from Twitter and Facebook; see-it-now websites such as Real Clear politics’ real-time vote totals; and wonky blogs such as Nate Silver’s Fivethirtyeight.com.