• × 55 - a broad term for something that has been created from a plan, there are thousands of types of design types (Web Design, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Etc.)
  • × 275 - the process of planning and creating websites that can be read/viewed by web browsers
  • × 55 - a broad term used to encompass the way that content is delivered to an end-user through the World Wide Web, using a web browser or other web-enabled software to display the content.
  • × 26
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    I just created the wiki for the responsive-webdesign tag
    – John Conde Mod
    Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 19:45
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    I've just merged "web-design" into website-design. Because website-design is used more than 1.5x as often, the tool wouldn't let me do the synonym the other way around. Commented Jun 23, 2016 at 14:18

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My two-cents would be to combine website-design and web-design, but leave the others separate.

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    +1: I support this proposal.
    – Zistoloen
    Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 21:23
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    I also agree with this proposal
    – Max
    Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 10:01

Personally I would favor just responsive over responsive-webdesign since this isn't a broad term and most people associate the word responsive with website design in any case and it would be more favorable in my honest opinion to have people tagging both website-design and responsive at the same time rather than one or the other since both are related and would enhance the browsing through tags.

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    You wouldn't be worried about "responsive" getting confused with performance issues around how responsive their server is to requests? Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 16:26

is a different concept than the rest. It should be left separate. We should write a tag wiki for it. It should be renamed to be consistent with the main tag for design.

The other three are very similar. and mean exactly the same thing to me.

I could see the case for being separate as it could have different meanings. However in the context of this site, which is all about websites, it seems to refer to "web design" in all the tagged questions. The only exception that I notice is the question What is good URI design? which is talking about how URLs should look. When merging the tags, I would un-tag "design" from this question.

I would pick "web-design" as the canonical name for these three tags.

  • re. responsive-webdesign - the web seems redundant since this is a site for webmasters. Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 21:32
  • Think that on this site, web or website prefixes are needless warts Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 21:33

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