Basics of Website Design

The presentations delivered through ‘World Wide Web’ are mostly created through website design. Web design is also known as, ‘a skill which is used to create presentations.’

Web designing

Web designers create presentations by using a web browser or different software such as RSS readers, microblogging clients as well as television clients. These software should be web-enabled. Normally, it is carried out in order to create the anthology of electronic files located on the server.

Also, it is very important for presentation of the content, interfaces and interactive features so that end users can access them in the form of pages.

Website design also includes placement of different elements such as text and bitmap images like, JPEGs, GIFs and others on the page. Furthermore, the use of XML, XHTML and HTML helps the designers to place such web elements.

Placement of complex media

Web design also includes the placement of complex media like vector graphics, sounds, videos and animations. In these cases, website design requires the use of different plugins that can also be fixed to a web page with the help of HTML with XHTML tags.

  1. Examples of commonly used plugins

Java run, QuickTime and Flash are some of the most commonly used plugins. Since its advent, there have been many developments in web design and many people use XML and XHTML together with the ‘Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).’ All these tags are very important in manipulating of elements and objects as well as position on the web page.  With the advancement in website design, web designers are now slowly embracing the creation of pages without plugins.

Two web pages groups

Designers create web pages that could be classified under two groups; dynamic or static. Remember one thing, content as well as the layout of static web pages can only be changed with manual updates created by a programmer.

On the other hand, dynamic pages can be changed by the input of end users. Computing environment can also alter the content of dynamic web pages. However, it is very important to note that the web design is concerned with graphic design of the web page instead of logistics because it is a case of web development.

Different disciplines are used in web design. The best of them are search engine optimization (SEO), photography, communication design, interaction design, graphic design, typography and marketing among others. Moreover, it uses different multimedia technologies like, Silverlight and Flash together with database technologies including ASP and PHP.

Web designers have to make sure that certain principles are in order and web pages are accessible. You are advised to use semantic markup, so your website page can have a proper meaningful structure. Make sure your web page is organized semantically as it will help other web services to recognize them on a number of web pages. The website designers should also use a valid markup language, which follows the standards of Schema and DTD.

Hyperlinks are also very important, but hyperlinks must be placed in a way that it makes sense while reading text. Do not apply HTML tables, rather CSS tables should be used for the layout in web design. Avoid using frames and consider the intelligibility of web pages while it must be easily accessible to web users.