Website design involves a set of different disciplines and skills for production and maintenance of a website and it can also be referred to as web design. 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. You may find that only one person can implement all this by themselves and produce a fully functional website, however, in most cases we have a group of web designers working together to come up with a website.
It is also safe to say that the term web design usually refer to the desires of the client which also consists writing markups. Web design concept is considered more advanced compared to web engineering. If markups are required a developer needs to know up to date the accessibility guidelines but, an awareness of usability is needed for a web designer. In most people’s lives, you will see that web design is playing a very huge role.
During the early days of the web design, pages were text-only and were viewed by the use of a browser that 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. They did this by developing protocols that were common and encouraged its evolution and ensured its interoperability.
The two primary jobs that are involved in the production of a website are the website designer and the website developer. The one who is responsible of the visual graphics (coloring, the layout and typography) of the website is the web designer. Also the web designers must have knowledge on markup languages like the CSS and the HTML but, the knowledge possessed on the markup languages differs from one web designer to another.
On the web developers side, they are responsible for develop applications in the world wide web or one can also say that they develop world wide web applications that are ran over an HTTP that is passed from a server to a browser. 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.