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Web Design - regional or national differences?

Sep
22 2011
Web Design - regional or national differences?

by Nigel Harding

Web Design in High Wycombe UK – is that any different from Web Design in other parts of the UK or other parts of the world?

I am a Northerner who has migrated southwards, my peculiar accent is sometimes noted but by and large I fit into the southern world. However there are definite regional differences, I often dip up my meal sauces with bread as my wife looks on in a bemused fashion, I have less tendency to diphthongize my vowels and I can’t believe the biased reporting towards London based football teams.

So I’m wondering, in this world which seems to be moving towards globalisation, if there are regional or national website distinctions? Is there a difference between a Home Counties versus a Northern website? Probably not. But is there a difference between an Indian and a UK website, or an Italian versus UK website?

I am putting the question “out there“ for you to think about, my thoughts are that there are national differences. These are my own subjective thoughts but, for example, when I was checking Australian newspaper websites earlier this year for the Ashes Test reports, I found that the sites were generally smaller in screen size and less “designed“ than UK press sites. I would suggest that national traits and characteristics are bound to come through. I designed a website for Caribbean lady and she was very much in favour of using vibrant colours which I would associate with a Caribbean tradition for colour and vibrancy.

If you have any thoughts about national website differences I would be very interested to hear from you.

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