Communication: How does it relate to Web Design

Ok, lets break this down.  Communication, what is it and how does it effect our lives when it come to development.  People all around me tell me that the key to life is to have good communication.  Does this relate to Web Design?  I would have to say that it does in SO many ways.

A website depends on the communication of everything.  From client side to server side communications, the Internet connection and how the client can communicate with the internet, to communication with client and how they want their site to be displayed, the communication with your team and how you are going to accomplish the build of the site.  This is just the beginning of what is involved in our everyday life.

According to if defines communication as:

Communication is a process whereby information is enclosed in a package and is channeled and imparted by a sender to a receiver via some medium. The receiver then decodes the message and gives the sender a feedback. All forms of communication require a sender, a message, and an intended recipient, however the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender’s intent to communicate at the time of communication in order for the act of communication to occur. Communication requires that all parties have an area of communicative commonality. There are verbal means using language and there are nonverbal means, such as body language, sign language, paralanguage, haptic communication, chronemics, and eye contact, through media, i.e., pictures, graphics and sound, and writing.

As I read this, communication is a broad covering for how we navigate through life with everything that we come in contact with.  With the body language and excitement, or anger, when we are speaking with the client, to the images that we create for the site to communicate with the customers on the internet as we try and convey what we want them to see.  As we add the content that goes along with communicating with the customer but also the search engines to place our site to be seen by the world, I would have to consider that communication is the foundation to what makes our life and web design a reality.

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