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What do web design services include?

Web design services include the design, programming, and development of a website. While some web designers provide only the design and development, others may also offer content creation and SEO services. Those offering web design services are typically well versed in HTML, XML, JavaScript, Python, and other programming languages for standard and mobile-enabled sites.

How many types of web design are there?

While there may be an unlimited number of possible web designs available, there are some that are suitable for most individuals or businesses. A fixed design website features a set width that will not change even when the size of the browser changes. A fluid design changes as the browser changes, filling up the page with content that spreads as the browser size expands, incorporating a “fluid” approach that allows content to flow to wherever there is available space. While a responsive website can incorporate some of the characteristics of a fluid site, such as working within browsers used on a variety of desktop and mobile devices, its design is typically more restricted to the basic framework within the browser. There are also minimalist website designs featuring only essential elements, illustration designs that prominently feature drawings, and typography designs where text is dominantly used to convey both written and visual content. Organizations should consider their brand, target audience, and product when deciding on a web design.

What’s the standard web design process?

The standard web design process begins with determining the purpose of the website. A general information site will be different from an ecommerce site. Gated sites, whether free or subscription-based, are different from open sites. Determining the functionality of the site is the first step. The second step is creating the site’s framework. Determining where each page will sit in the site’s overall structure and how visitors will navigate from one to the next is critically important. The third step in the process is content creation. Content is what will drive search engine ranking and draw visitors to the site. These three steps in the process are the basic building blocks to creating an effective website.

What makes a good web design?

Good web design begins with a clean layout and continues with easy navigation. A clean layout enables visitors to quickly and easily view and absorb important information. Good use of imagery, text, and video will go a long way in facilitating an exceptional user experience. Easy navigation, coupled with a great layout, allows visitors to search through the site and visit pages that are highly relevant to them. Good sites make navigation easy with as few clicks as possible. These two things combined lead to more time spent on site and higher rankings in search engines.