A website or a web design comprises of a variety of different skills and disciplines that enable production and the maintenance of websites. SEO (search engine optimization), user experience design, authoring which entails proprietary software and standardized code, graphic design and interface design are the different sections found in the production of a website. It is in most situations that it is common to find a group of people work on producing a website but in other cases one person is usually enough to work all the sections of web designing and coming up with a website as well.
The needs or specifications of client together with writing markups are what are considered in one word as web design. In a wider scope of web development you will notice that web designing is a bit ahead of web engineering. A website designer is required to have knowledge on usability and if there will be need for markups then they should take upon themselves to know up to date matters concerning accessibility guidelines. 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 led to the creation of the mosaic browser that broke that mould.
The main world wide web’s (WWW) international standards organization is known as the world wide web consortium (W3C) was launched in year 1993 and it was the one involved bringing the world wide web to it optimum potential. Developing of common protocols and promotion of its evolution and also assuring interoperability was how the W3C did it.
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. Knowledge of markup languages like CSS and HTML should also be possessed by the web designer even though the knowledge might be different from one web designer to another.
While web developers are responsible for developing world wide web applications or in other word they are responsible for developing applications in the world wide web that are ran over an HTTP that is passed to a web browser form a web server. 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.