Is web design an art? I believe it is, and I’m prepared to vehemently defend my opinion.
When designing, your goal is to create not just something functional, but to convey a message. Look at Apple.com. The design says “High tech,” “clean,” and several other things.
A few months back I wrote a post on logo design. Near the end it said “Logo design is an art, as is web design (or virtually anything with the word “design” in it…).” A Digg user said in response “no, design isn’t art. Art and design have mutually exclusive purposes. Thanks for playing.” Typical of Digg users, but whatever.
I want to know what everyone else thinks. Is design an art? Yes or no? Comment below, and feel free to explain your decision.