What is Website Design?

Website design is the process by which website designers and developers must undergo in order to create a website. Creating a website includes many steps from the purchase of a domain name and hosting to web page layout, content production, graphic design, database development and much more.

There are many things to consider when building a new website for your business, for instance, who is your target market, where are they located and how will they be viewing your business’s website. Will they be looking at it on a desktop or a mobile device and what languages it should be used when creating your website? There are many different languages that are used when creating a website such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, ASP, SQL and MySQL just to mention a few. Knowing how to configure these languages into a format that your users can get the relevant information that they need, in a way that persuades the user to engage with you.

The Benefits to a Website Design system

If you don’t already have a website for your business, you can bet that your competitors do, and every time that one of your potential customers does a search for a product or a service that you offer, it is you competitor that they find.

If you already have a website for your business, you need to insure that it is optimized for desktop computers and mobile devices. Many businesses optimize for one and not the other missing opportunities. More than 50% of searches are done through a mobile device.

Things to consider with a Website Design system

  • Website Structure Design - A website structure design is the blueprints that are used to create a website. Just like when building a new home, it is important to have a great set of plans, that guides the designers and developers when building a website. This helps to keep everybody involved on the same page and on budget.
  • Database & Development - When creating a database you must first know what information needs to be stored and then how that information is to be used. Once that is determined and the database has been created, then the website needs to have the ability to interact with the database in order to utilize the information that the database holds.
  • Content Population - Content is the key to every website. First, it is utilized by the search engines to determine how to index the website's pages. Secondly, it is utilized by the site's users to access the relevant information that they need. If your website’s pages are not conveying the right message then those pages and their content will be harder to access by those users that you would like to interact with.
  • Website Testing - Website testing is the steps that website designers and developers must take to ensure that the website is being viewed properly in all browsers and on mobile devices. This also gives the opportunity to make sure that the website has been built per the specifications in the website structure design.
  • Sitemaps - Sitemaps are the road maps that search engine spiders and robots use to guide them throughout the website, which enables them to properly index the websites page.