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Website Design is a process of conceptualization, planning, modeling, and execution of electronic media content delivery via Internet in the form of Markup language suitable for interpretation by Web Browser and display as Graphical User Interface (GUI).

The intent of web design is to create a website a collection of electronic files that reside on a web server/servers and present content and interactive features / interfaces to the end user in form of Web pages once requested.

Such elements as text, bit-mapped images (GIFs, JPEGs, PNGs), forms can be placed on the page using HTML/XHTML/XML tags.

Displaying more complex media (vector graphics, animations, videos, sounds) requires plug-ins such as Flash, QuickTime, Java run-time environment, etc.

Plug-ins are also embedded into web page by using HTML/XHTML tags.

Improvements in browsers compliance with W3C standards prompted a widespread acceptance and usage of XHTML/XML in conjunction with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to position and manipulate web page elements and objects.

Latest standards and proposals aim at leading to browsers' ability to deliver a wide variety of media and accessibility options to the client possibly without employing plug-ins.

Typically web pages are classified as static or dynamic.

Static Pages donít change content and layout with every request unless a human (web master/programmer) manually updates the page.

Dynamic Pages adapt their content and/or appearance depending on end-userís input/interaction or changes in the computing environment (user, time, database modifications, etc.) Content can be changed on the client side (end-user's computer) by using client-side scripting languages (JavaScript, JScript, Actionscript, etc.) to alter DOM elements (DHTML).

Dynamic content is often compiled on the server utilizing server-side scripting languages (Coldfusion, ASP, JSP, Perl, PHP, Python, etc.).

Both approaches are usually used in complex applications.

With growing specialization within communication design and information technology fields, there is a strong tendency to draw a clear line between web design specifically for web pages and web development for the overall logistics of all web based services.

How We Design A Website

We start by getting as much information from a client.

A Web site is a collection of information about a particular topic or subject.

Designing a website is defined as the arrangement and creation of Web pages that in turn make up a website.

A Web page consists of information for which the Web site is developed.

A website might be compared to a book, where each page of the book is a web page.

There are many aspects (design concerns) in this process, and due to the rapid development of the Internet, new aspects may emerge.

For non-commercial websites, the goals may vary depending on the desired exposure and response. For typical commercial Web sites, the basic aspects of design are:

  • The content: The substance, and information on the site should be relevant to the site and should target the area of the public that the website is concerned with.
  • The usability: The site should be user-friendly, with the interface and navigation simple and reliable.
  • The appearance: The graphics and text should include a single style that flows throughout, to show consistency. The style should be professional, appealing and relevant.
  • The visibility: The site must also be easy to find via most, if not all, major search engines and advertisement media.

A Web site typically consists of text and images.

The first page of a website is known as the Home page or Index.

Some websites use what is commonly called a Splash Page.

Splash pages might include a welcome message, language/region selection, or disclaimer.

Each web page within a Web site is an HTML file which has its own URL.

After each Web page is created, they are typically linked together using a navigation menu composed of hyperlinks.

Faster browsing speeds have led to shorter attention spans and more demanding online visitors and this has resulted in less use of Splash Pages, particularly where commercial websites are concerned.

Once a Web site is completed, it must be published or uploaded in order to be viewable to the public over the internet.

This may be done using an FTP client. Once published, the Web master may use a variety of techniques to increase the traffic, or hits, that the website receives.

This may include submitting the Web site to a search engine such as Google or Yahoo, exchanging links with other Web sites, creating affiliations with similar Web sites, etc.

We use WebSite X5 Software To Design Websites.



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