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Chapter 8. Design Issues > Page Composition Issues

Page Composition Issues

The basic unit of a web site is the HTML document—the page; a user is generally looking at a single page at a time. Although the structure of a site and its navigation system are very important to the user experience, the layout of the individual pages also is crucial. You have already read about the techniques by which pages are composed—using tables, frames, layers, or CSS positioning; this section discusses a few of the pertinent issues and considerations in page composition design.

The Use of Screen Real Estate

The web designer’s canvas is the browser window’s viewport, the rectangular area available for displaying web content. This canvas, sometimes described as screen real estate, is valuable space. You have this finite number of pixels to present your message, and it is wise to carefully consider and plan how to use each part of it.


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