Web Design and Development

Web Design and Development

What is design?

When we talk about design it basically consists of three stages.

  • Collect ideas
  • Implement those ideas
  • Apply design rules/principles

What is web design?

Web design passes from the same stages as design. One should follow the same process in web design and development, but in web design, the design is presented through webpages which the user can access using the internet with the help of a web browser e.g.  Google Chrome.

Web design consists of many key visual elements by using these elements the web design can be effective and user-friendly.

The key visual elements are

  • Layout
  • Graphics
  • Colors
  • Fonts

What do these key elements mean?

  • Layout:

The way in which website content e.g. graphics, text and ads are arranged is called layout. The key purpose is to make the web layout user-friendly that they can find the information at the glance. Web layout includes the maintenance of web content that it must be balanced, consistent and making the design of the web integrative. 

  • Graphics:

The elements that enhance the web design like pictures, logos, clip arts and icons are part of graphics. To make the document user-friendly these elements need to be placed appropriately that the user-friendliness can be achieved without making the website congested or overloaded.

  • Colors:

While one creates a website the colors play the most important role in designing a web. The selection of color totally depends on the client and it leaves an impression on the user. So the right colors must be selected like white and black or multi-colored according to the requirement of a person or brand. Colors must be consistent throughout the web page design.

  • Fonts:

Fonts are the writing pattern. They enhance the richness of web design. But the problem of fonts is that they are not compatible with all browsers. While choosing the font the web designers will select the mostly most used or compatible fonts.

Besides these key elements that make a website beautiful, effective, eyes cheering and compelling for the end-user, one also needs to make the website user-friendly. The purpose of making a website user-friendly can be achieved by focusing on other factors.

These factors include:

  • Multimedia
  • Navigation
  • Technology 
  • Compatibility
  • Multimedia:  

Multimedia is the combination of two words multi (many) media (text, graphics or sounds). By adding multimedia our content will be more users friendly. The use of related video, audio and pictures make the content more understandable for the user.

  • Navigation:

 Navigation includes the overall architecture, other tools for creating navigation and menus. They should be put under consideration while web development so the user can easily navigate from one menu to another. The purpose is to make design easy for the user so he/she can move around the whole website more easily and get the information without getting stuck in the menus or web page design.

  •   Technology:

Web design must be technology-friendly. The design must change itself according to the design used. The advancement in technology allows the user to bring innovation and make the design professional and dynamic making changes in the design any time can be easy.

  • Compatibility:

When a designer creates a website the design must be compatible with all the operating systems and the web browser. So the designer makes the web design compatible with all the operating systems and web browsers.

How web design is made consistent?

When you create a website Web design can be consistent if designer follows the following instruction.

By selecting the consistent color scheme throughout the web or web page design.

By selecting the same font throughout the web layout that is compatible.

By using the consistent graphics that are relevant in web development.


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