Web Design

Layouts

Last updated Mar 1, 2004.

By Molly Holzschlag

When designers refer to a design's layout, they are referring to the way various visual components are placed on the page. These components might be text, lists, static graphics, animated graphics, multimedia, tables, and forms. Laying out pages for the Web has many unique challenges, largely because the Web was never designed as a visual space. Here, you'll delve more deeply into layout and the methods Web designers use to achieve great designs.