Designing or developing a Website is known as Web design. In the old days of Web Development, Web designs meant creating static HTML (HyperText Markup Language) pages with linked text and graphics. All content and functionality was hard coded on each page. Nowadays the environment involves creating dynamic Websites that use other programming language (e.g. JavaScript, ColdFusion, ASP and JSP) to interact with databases and browsers, along with HTML pages, graphics and CSS (Cascading Stylesheets) (Eccher, 2002).

Web design is often more concentrated on usability because users are never going to even get close to the correct pages unless the site is structured according to user needs and contains a navigation scheme that allows people to find what they want (Jakob, 2000).

Haji Mohammad Abul Fadle Haji Maidin
Educational Technology Centre
Universiti Brunei Darussalam

About the Author:
Haji Mohammad Abul Fadle Haji Maidin is a Technology Educational Officer at the Educational Technology Centre UBD (University of Brunei Darussalam), Jalan Tunku Link, BE 1410, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam.

For academic interests, the author is able to be contacted via e-mail at:

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How to cite this article?

Maidin, M. A. F. (2010). Affective Website Design. Janang, 11, 80-94.