Web Design is the art of bringing content into a design and concept that can be accessed by an end-user via the World Wide Web. When it comes to web design and website development, the potentials and possibilities are vast; unfortunately, many web designers fail to add essential components to the website in the development process, resulting in the majority of websites developed being void of life.
A website can be, and should be, much more than just a place on the Web to where you can refer people to go in order to view your online presence; it should be a tool and instrument that will work to help you grow your business and company.
A quality and custom web design should result in a website that has the ability to adapt, change, and grow with your company. It should provide your business with new clients and additional leads. It should generate additional revenue and sales. It should save employees time and reduce admin expenses by eliminating redundant tasks. It should offer your clients an easier way to conduct business with your company, a way that is unique to your competition. And your website should provide a simple and easy way for you and/or your employees to manage and update your site’s content at any time.
Apart from the site’s content, true web design and web development will basically consists of three essential parts: the platform, which has to do with the programming and structure for features, ability, capability, etc.; the Internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO); and the web design and layout.
The platform and structure can vary in importance depending on a company’s needs, how it’s built, and can also play a role in the sites performance and success in a bunch of different ways. It can have features that eliminate the need to hire additional employees for admin tasks, generate leads for sales, provide a gateway for online payments for subscriptions, shopping, etc. This is the most expensive part and most time consuming portion to build for a site.
The SEO plays an extremely vital role in the web design, which has to do with a website’s ability to be found on the Internet through search engines such as google, yahoo, bing, etc. You can have the best site ever, but if no one knows about it or can find it then it’s not going to be very helpful to your business.
The web design and website layout is of course the visual portion of the website, and is generally the only portion that is ever done on most websites. Although very important, the web design alone will most often never offer you anything more than a cold and quiet place to hide on the World Wide Web.