Website Design

Definition of Website Design

Website Design is an art to designing a website page.  We can link the Website Design with Graphics Design. Nowadays Website design has becomes a part of our everyday lives. It is impossible to imagine the Internet without Images, Content, Audio, Music, Video and some Animated graphics and all are included in the Website Design.

History of Website Design

Starting of Web and Website Design

In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee Working at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) proposed to create a global hypertext project (Also known as the World Wide Web or simply WWW).  The beginning of the web page, it is only simply texting with some hyperlinks.  In the next decade some images, Cascading Style Sheets (or CSS), and scripting language added with the text and create a new layout of the Website Design.

Evolution of Website Design

In 1996, Microsoft lunch its first browser which was compatible with the text, images, Cascading Style Sheets and Scripting. Day by Days some new HTML tags, CSS and Scripting languages like VB Script and Javascript added with the Web Page Design or We can say Website Design and create its new standard.

W3C released a new standard for HTML, CSS and Javascript API. This new standard also knows as HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript.

Website Page Layout

After W3C released a new standard for the Webpage Design, Webpage includes some standard part or we can say some HTML tags like Header, Navigation, Main Content, Content, Footer, etc. Here is the Website Layout explain by the w3school.com.

Website Page Layout
Website Page Layout – Image Source: w3schools.com

Website Header

A Header is generally located at the top of the website. Header part includes Logo, Quick Contacts like email and contact number and also include the search bar.

In HTML we can declare header like <header></header> tag. If you want to add some style to the header part you can write CSS as:
.header
{
background-color: #f3f3f3;
text-align: center;
padding: 10px;
}

Navigation Bar

A Navigation Bar contains a link or hypertext link for the quick navigation in the website.

Content

A content part includes the Main Content and Side Content. Main Content generally used to display main Text, Image or graphics of the Webpage while Side Content Part used to display quick navigation link, Recent Blog post links from the Website, Quick News or some broadcast message for the user.
If you divide your content part into row and column, you can write HTML code like this:
<row>
<column>//some content</column>

<column>//Main content</column>

<column>//some links</column>

</row>

And you can Assign CSS like:

/* Create three equal columns that floats next to each other */
.column {
float: left;
width: 33.33%;
}

/* Clear floats after the columns */
.row:after {
content: "";
display: table;
clear: both;
}

Footer

As the name suggests Footer is always at the end of the website page. And it is the same for the entire website. It contains information like copyright and contact.

Declare footer using HTML: <footer>//Some Content</footer> and you can apply CSS like:
.footer {
background-color: #F3F3F3;
text-align: center;
padding: 10px;
}

Tools & Technologies

To design a webpage using HTML, CSS and Javascript you can use different free text editors like Notepad, Notepad++, Visual Studio Code editor and many more. Web designer generally used some standard paid tools and technologies to design a standard professional website. Skill and experience are must to design a professional website. You can also hire a web designer for a better website design. Fell Free to contact us for website design.

Conclusion

As per the starting statement Website Design are an Art and it’s required lots of Skill Set, Practice and experience. Now a day Website becomes a Dynamic, Smart, Responsive and provides a professional look. Lots of practice, Standard Tools, Methods, Technologies, Platform and continue analysis is required for a professional Website Design.