Web design is a process of creating web pages, which the users can access through the internet with the help of an internet browser.
The meaning of “design” is considered completely as a visual aspect.
Website design includes more abstract components such as usability, human engineering, layouts, user practices, navigation and other things. These things simplify the using of websites and help to find contents quickly.
Components of Web Designing:
This is the format in which the graphics, advertisements and texts are arranged. The necessity of a better layout is to make the website attractive. This is done by maintaining the balance, consistency, and decency of the design.
The choice of colours depends on the purpose and customers; it could be simple black-and-white to multi-coloured design, representing the personality of a person or the brand of an organisation.
Logos, photos, clipart or icons come under graphics designing. All of these enhance the designing of the website. These are needed to be placed appropriately for user friendliness. One should keep in mind; the website shouldn’t be slow to load while designing the graphics.
The looks of a website can be enhanced by using various fonts. Most web browsers can only read some certain range of fonts known as “web-safe fonts”, so your designer will generally work within this widely accepted group.
The main component of a website is the content. The content should always be relevant and useful, the reader shouldn’t be misguided and to give them what they want so that they will remain on the site.
Navigation is the architecture. Menus and other navigation tools in the web design are used with consideration of how users browse and search. The intention is to help the user move around the website easily and systematically.
The appropriate video and audio in the design can help users to absorb the information and understanding in an easy and quick manner. This can influence the visitors to spend more time on the web page.
The website must be designed in such a way that it performs equally well on different web browsers and operating systems.
User participation can be increased by adding comment box and opinion polls on the website.
The conventional web design:
In between 1991 to 1993 the World Wide Web came into existence. In 1994 Communications Corp. was formed by Andreessen, that later became Netscape Communications, the Netscape 0.9 browser which created its own HTML tags. Netscape 1.1 introduced tags for changing background colours and formatting text with tables on web pages.
Evolution of web design:
In 1996, Microsoft introduced its first competitive browser, which was complete with its own facilities and tags. It was the first ever browser to support style sheets. And sooner by the addition of HTML5, CSS3 and PHP5, the face of web designing completely changed.