Since the origin of the web site in the first part of the 90’s there has been discussions regarding the relative weighting of function and aesthetics. A renewed discussion is needed, however, to clarify what exactly is meant by aesthetics in web design. Moreover the balance between aesthetics and function ought to be considered more in respect to the target group and the genre of web site.
European Cade (computers in Art and Design Education), 29 June - 1 July 2004, Copenhagen Business School and Malmö University, 2004
Web sites; aesthetics; visual communication; function; genre