Web-Design consists of many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include:
- web graphic design
- interface design
- standardized code
- proprietary software
- user experience design
- search engine optimization.
Often companies would have teams covering the different aspects of the design process, but in most cases one designer will cover them all. Web Design is usually used to describe the front end design process which is what is visible to the client.
Web Designs produced by Drinkwater Designs contains all aspects web accessibility.
Web accessibility is the process of creating a website that is easily accessible to people with disabilities. i.e. Designing the website to help blind users read the website when using text to speech software or text to Braille hardware. Another aspect is to use subtitles in all video’s for the hard of hearing users. When developing a website this is sometimes very important if you are targeting a certain client base.
HOME PAGE DESIGN
A popular believe is that your home page is the most important page on your website.
But studies have shown that most traffic to business’s websites where bypassing the home page due to search engines, e-newsletters and RSS Feeds.
This is why we encourage our clients to have at least 5 pages with relevant content to be used for Search Engine Optimization Search Engine . Another plus is setting up regular newsletters and sending them to clients.
There is two primary roles in creating a website:
- Web Design
- Web Development
The designers are responsible for the visual aspect of your website and the developers focus on functionality.
Further roles will include Graphic Design, Social Marketing, SEO writers and Copy writers.
***For more information, have a look at the Wikipedia entry for web design.
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