What is Web Design? From A to Z

August 23, 2012 2 min read

Audience is the first step to any web design project – know who your work is for and then get going.

Brainstorming will start to solidify ideas, and weed out some of the doozies.

Creativity is the extra shot of juice those ideas need to start expanding into something outside of the norm.

Debugging will happen in every project – no one likes a programming dud.

Finish may seem obvious, but it’d surprise you how many designers have countless projects started but unfinished saved on their computer.

Guidelines are key to ongoing design projects.

Hi –Res – there is no other option with professional web design.

Images catch the eye, rev up the audience, and can really bring together a design project.

JPEG refers to a file format all designers will learn in class 101.

Keyword is for any design with copy – keep up the SEO.

Layout is the first step of actual creation, placing things where they will be the most pleasing to the eye.

Media means it’s not enough to create a website; it must fit a smartphone, tablet, and other media.

Navigation is what helps internet surfers get from one page of a website to another, and a design knack all web artists need to be effective.

Online web designers must keep up their image, portfolio, and platform so they are relevant and always ready to land the next gig.

Psychology – web designers need to get into the head of their audience and give them what they want.

Questions are what a good web designer is always asking, to make sure what they produce is the best it can be.

Readability means it’s all fun and games to load a site with design and images, but if the audience can’t read the message then it is all for naught.

Service – web designers must always remember they are offering a service, and therefore their art comes second and customer service comes first (unless you are really, really good).

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