Tips for Choosing a Website Designer
Different skills and disciplines that allow creation and maintenance of websites is what website or web designing is all about. There are different areas of website designing and they include interface design, graphic design, authoring that includes proprietary software and standardized code, user experience design and SEO (search engine optimization). You may find that only one person can implement all this by themselves and produce a fully functional website, however, in most cases we have a group of web designers working together to come up with a website.
It is also good to note that the term website design is usually used to refer to the requirements or needs of the client which also entails writing markups. Web engineering is partially overlapped by web design in a wider scope of web development. If markups are required a developer needs to know up to date the accessibility guidelines but, an awareness of usability is needed for a web designer. Web design has become an important part of most people’s lives on an everyday basis.
During the early stages of web designing, back in the day, the pages were text-only and were displayed by a browser which was single line-mode. Before there was no any approach on developing graphic elements like sound or images, so there were only browsers that were Unix-based and naturally text heavy. This mould was broken by the mosaic browser that was created as a result.
The world wide web consortium (W3C), the main world wide web’s(WWW’s) international standards organization, was formed in 1993 and brought the world wide web to its optimum potential. Ensuring its interoperability, encouraging its evolution and developing of protocols that were common is what it took.
Web designer and web developer are the only two primary jobs that are involved in the development of a website. The web designer is the one that handles the visual aspect of the website which includes coloring, typography and the layout. Also the web designers must have knowledge on markup languages like the CSS and the HTML but, the knowledge possessed on the markup languages differs from one web designer to another.
On the web developers side, they are responsible for develop applications in the world wide web or one can also say that they develop world wide web applications that are ran over an HTTP that is passed from a server to a browser. Apart from the two jobs which are primary there are other ones which are involved in the creation of a website and they include; user experience (UX) designer, SEO writers, internet copywriters and graphic designers.