What is Web Designing?
Web designers are IT professionals who are assigned the task of making a website look good and appealing to the eye by making use of aesthetics and visuals.
Web designers are IT professionals who are assigned the task of making a website look good and appealing to the eye by making use of aesthetics and visuals. It is more concerned and related to the visual aspects of a website rather than the actual working of a website. All the buttons you see on a website, the fonts, the colors, and even text and videos are included in this vast field of Web designing.
Pertinent to our topic, people often confuse the terms of Web designing and Web development. There is a very clear difference between them. Web designing is more related to the general layout of a website, and it is not generally concerned with the proper functionality of a website. To make a website function and work properly is the task of a Web developer and he accomplishes this arduous task by making use of programming languages like HTML and CSS. A person can do both of them at the same time and be good at it because they are very much correlated and go hand to hand with each other. It can be said that for one to work effectively is contingent on the other to work properly.
Up till the period of modern smartphones, Web designing was more focused on making layouts of websites for computers only. After 2010, an almost lopsided trend of using the internet on smartphones started to increase. It made the web designers to not only optimize a website for desktop users but also smartphone users so that people had the convenience of using an online website without any visual confusion. It meant that every design of a website was needed to be optimized for certain screen sizes.
There are two methods of designing a website if you want to make it work properly on a desktop as well as a smartphone. One is called the responsive design, and the other is called the adaptive design. As the name suggests, the responsive design refers to a design in which content responds dynamically to particular screen size. The content moves dynamically depending on the screen size, making the website look visually good on all kinds of screens. The adaptive design has some pre-set screen sizes, and the content is fixed in those screen or layout sizes. Maintaining the consistency between devices is very significant in giving users the best experience and engagement.
Elements of a Web Design:
There are some key visual elements of Web design and they should be dealt with by a web designer:
Layout: It includes the basic arrangement of everything on websites. One can’t put the ‘purchase now’ button on the top of the page while the product to be purchased is at the bottom of the page. By efficiently arranging all the text and graphics on a website, a web designer can smoothen the journey of a user on a website.
Graphics: People love it when a website designer shrewd enough to add some graphics to increase user-friendliness. Nobody likes a dull and boring page with no colors or visuals. It is the task of a web designer to produce witty graphics, which will increase user engagement.
Colors: Deft use of colors can make a website eye-catching and unique. Relinquishing some of the boring content by making use of vibrant colors can make your website more interactive and appealing.
Fonts: ‘Web-safe fonts’ are the fonts that a web browser can read. Not all fonts can be read by all web browsers. So, a web designer works with only a select-few kind of fonts.
Content: Content writers and Web designers should always work in a team. Written text should not be irreconcilable to the graphics included in a website. Written text should match with all the visuals such that both are helpful and connected.