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Basics of Website Designing And Its Type

Basics of Website Designing And Its Type

In simple words, web design means designing a website. Web designing is a subset of web development. It involves various aspects like web page layout, content creation, and graphic designing. Web design is the development of the front end look(user side) of a web page. In this modern world where the internet plays a major role, almost every business requires a web page. To make an effective online presence it is important for a web page to be easily accessible and a delight to the eye of the user. 

 

What Do We Need In A Website?

For the web page to be attractive and easy to navigate through it is important that the web page is designed in a proper fashion. There are a lot of web designs. To be able to understand which web designs suit your business it is necessary to first understand what are the different types of web designs available. However, there are a lot of web developers/designers who will help you get through the process it is always good to have a little information about such stuff. Let us now look into the different types of web designs. 

Fixed Web Design

Also known as the static web design, it is one of the most basic forms of web designing and to my knowledge, one of the first types of web designs also. It is mostly not used by any of the web designers due to the inconvenience it creates for the users. A fixed design implies that the width of pixels is fixed. To explain in simple terms it means that the font, size of images and any other thing does not vary when the device it is operated on varies

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Why the Fixed-Sized Website Is Not Good?

 We know that these days we browse the web on our phones, laptops, tablets of various sizes and shapes. Now imagine a website that does not accommodate itself according to the screen size and type of device. The font you see on the laptop and the phone is the same. It becomes excessively difficult to access this website on any other platform except the one it was designed for. None of the users these days have so much time or patience to browse the websites on only a specific platform. So such kinds of websites do not gather much traffic and are lost the deeper pages of the browser, and eventually become useless.

Fluid Web Design

Fluid design is also known as liquid design. In this, the width is not given in pixels but in percentages. It changes whenever the size of the screen varies. It is given in percentages with respect to the dimensions of the screen it is viewed on. For example, if a picture takes up 20% width of the total screen, this 20% varies for different sizes of the screens.

Everything that is visible on the web page is built by specifying the percentages rather than fixed values. This type of liquid design is a lot better when compared to the fixed type of web designing. The sizes of the text/images increase or decrease accordingly with the variation of the screen size.

 

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Drawbacks of Fluid Web Design

The one obvious drawback of fluid web designing is that it will not look good on at least one of the screens (small or big). If the web page is designed for larger screens then when it is viewed on a small screen it looks crowded and similarly, when the web page is designed for a smaller screen and is viewed on a large screen it looks somewhat empty. However, it is a lot better than the fixed type of design and is used in some scenarios where the other options are worse.

Adaptive Web Design

Adaptive web design is the most accommodating type of web designing available. As the name suggests in adaptive web design there are versions of the web page available and they are adapted according to the size of the screen the web page is viewed on. It is called adaptive web design because it adapts according to the size and dimensions of the screen the web page is viewed on. It is designed in various forms for specific sizes of the screen. This was first introduced in 2011 by Aaron Gustafson in his book.

Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design is somewhat similar to adaptive web design. This term was first introduced by Ethan Marcotte in his book about responsive web designing. Unlike adaptive web design responsive web design changes according to the change in the browser width. Where on one hand adaptive web design is designed only for a few standard browser sizes responsive web design responds according to the changes in the sizes of the browses.

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Drawbacks of Adaptive Web Design

Re-Sizable On Other Devices
When you open a web page on your laptop or your phone the website selects the dimensions most appropriate to the dimension of the device on which the web page is opened and then applies it. Resizing the screen does not have any effects on the designing of the web page in adaptive web designing. It is a good type of designing but the only drawback is that it does not accurately display the data because these days devices are available in a wide range of sizes and web pages cannot be designed for every size. However, for some standard sizes, it is really good practice.

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Drawbacks of Adaptive Web Design

Re-Sizable On Other Devices
When you open a web page on your laptop or your phone the website selects the dimensions most appropriate to the dimension of the device on which the web page is opened and then applies it. Resizing the screen does not have any effects on the designing of the web page in adaptive web designing. It is a good type of designing but the only drawback is that it does not accurately display the data because these days devices are available in a wide range of sizes and web pages cannot be designed for every size. However, for some standard sizes, it is really good practice.

Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design is somewhat similar to adaptive web design. This term was first introduced by Ethan Marcotte in his book about responsive web designing. Unlike adaptive web design responsive web design changes according to the change in the browser width. Where on one hand adaptive web design is designed only for a few standard browser sizes responsive web design responds according to the changes in the sizes of the browses.

When the size of the browser changes ( for example the browser is minimized) responsive web design accommodates the elements on the web page accordingly to give an optimal look to the website. It is one of the most convenient and preferred types of web designing which is user-friendly. However, designing a responsive web design requires a very good intricate knowledge of the users and their preferences but it will surely be worth it.

How To Choose The Best Web Design?

Now that you are aware of the different types of web designs available and the pros and cons of using each one of them it will be an easy task to determine which one of them will be the best for your website. Before you choose any one of them to make sure you have enough knowledge about the users and their preferences. A good website gathers good traffic, which gives good reach and in turn boosts your business. It is really important to have a good website that is easy to browse through. Keeping in mind all these important benefits of a good website, I personally suggest that you hire a professional to get through the technical and more complicated things involved in web designing to ensure a user-friendly and most optimal webpage.

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7 Steps That You Must Expect From A Website Development Company

7 Steps That You Must Expect From A Website Development Company

Every business owner needs a website to enhance his business online to achieve success. A good website is full of features and tells about the business to its customers in simple ways. So, for a good website, you need a Website Development Company that can develop a good website for your business or which will make your audience more connected to you. So, this blog is all about how a Website Development Company made a good website for your business.

The following are the steps taken by the Best Website Development Company to develop a good website for your business.

  1. Goal Identification::  In this initial stage, the web development company needs to identify the end goal of the website design, usually in close collaboration with the client or other stakeholders. Questions to explore and answer in this stage of the process include:
  • Who is the site for?
  • What do they expect to find or do there?
  • Is this website’s primary aim to inform, to sell, or to amuse?
  • Does the website need to clearly convey a brand’s core message, or is it part of a wider branding strategy with its own unique focus?

Tools for Website design at Goal Identification Stage.

  • Public Identity
  • Creative Brief
  • Competitor Examination
  • Brand Feature or Quality

2.  Scope Definition: One of the most common and difficult problems faced by a web agency is scope wriggle. The client sets out with one goal in mind, but this gradually expands, evolves, or change during the design process. This is not a problem for designers, as it can often lead to more work. But if the increased expectations are not matched by an increase in budget or timeline, the project can quickly become unfeasible totally. A Gantt chart which details a feasible timeline for the project. This provides a vital reference for both designers and clients and keep everyone concentrate on the task and goals at hand.

Tools for Scope Definition

  • A Contract
  • Gantt Chart

3. Sitemap And Wireframe Mockup: The sitemap provides the foundation for any well-designed websites. It helps give web designers a clear idea of the website’s information architecture and explain the relationships between the various pages and content elements.

The next step is to made a wireframe mockup. Wireframes provide a framework for storing the site’s visual design and content elements, and can help recognize dare and gaps with the sitemap. A wireframe does not contain any final design elements, it does act as a guide for how the site will ultimately look.

Tools For Site Mapping And Wireframing

  • Pen/Pencil and Paper
  • Moqups
  • Axure
  • Webflow
  • Slickpan
  • Writemaps
  • Mindnode
  • Balsamiq
  • Sketch

4. Content Creation: Once your website’s framework is in place, you can start with the most important aspect of the site the Content writing for the website.

Content Serves Two Important Purposes:

a) Content Drives Engagement and Action: First, content engages readers and drives them to take the actions important to fulfill a site’s goals. This is affected by both the content itself and how it’s presented.

b) SEO: Content also boosts a site’s visibility for search engines. The practice of creation and improving the content to rank well in search is known as SEO Optimization

Content that’s well-written, informative, and keyword-rich is more easily picked up by search engines, all of which helps to make the site easier to find. Typically, your client will produce the volume of the content, but it’s important that you supply them with guidance on what keywords and phrases they should include in the text

Tools for Best Content Creation

Google Docs

Dropbox Paper

Quip

Gather Content

Tools for SEO

Google Keyword Planner

Google Trends

Screaming Frog’s SEO Spider

5. Visual Elements: Finally, it’s time to create the visual style for the site. This part of the design process will often be shaped by existing branding elements, color choices, and logos, as stipulated by the client. But it’s also the stage of the web design process where a good web designer can really shine.

The visual design is a way to communicate and appeal to the site’s users. Get it right, and it can determine the site’s success. Get it wrong, and you’re just another web address.

Tools for Visual Elements

  • The usual suspects ( Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. )
  • Moodvoards, style tiles, element collages
  • Visual style guides

6. Testing:: Once the site has all its visuals and content, you’re ready for testing.

Thoroughly test each page to make sure all links are working and that the website loads properly on all devices and browsers. Errors may be the result of small coding mistakes, and while it is often a pain to find and fix them, it’s better to do it now than present a broken site to the public

Tools for Website Testing

  • W3C Link Checker
  • SEO Spider

7. Launch:: Now it’s time for everyone’s favorite part of the website design process: When everything has been thoroughly tested, and you’re happy with the site, it’s time to launch.

A key thing to remember about the launch stage is that it’s nowhere near the end of the job. The beauty of the web is that it’s never finished. Once the site goes live, you can continually run user testing on new content and features, monitor analytics, and refine your messaging

Best Website development company: D2Dwebsitesmarketing

We develop Classic Websites that have a solid framework with, digital marketing refers to advertising delivered through digital channels such as search engine, social media, websites, a mobile application with full cybersecurity

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