To lots of people, web design is not something new or something that can make them excited. Well, web design is actually more complicated than what most people may think. Website design is the planning and creation of websites. It includes data architecture, user interface, structure, layout, navigation, content, font, color, and images. Without these steps, we can’t setup a nice and functional website.
In order to create a website that can make people “WHOA”, the most important part is the design. A good designer can effectively use both the design principles and the design elements. These include balance, contrast, rhythm, emphasis, unity, lines, shapes, texture, color and direction etc.
Once the layout or the mockup is designed, the next step is to hand it over to the web developer or sometimes the web designer will do the development work as well. This includes:
- CGI programming
- PHP, ASP, ColdFusion scripting
- Information architecture
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Server management
- Web strategy and marketing
- Ecommerce and conversions
- And so much more
Now you know creating a website is not as simple as people think. It involves a lot of design and coding work. For a custom design corporate website, it may takes somewhere from 3-10 weeks or even longer depends on the complexity. Some web companies offer low cost website design by using template which is absolutely not the best way to go for since a reusable template may have been used thousands of times and they lose the uniqueness and as a customer, you want to visit a website that is giving you the fresh and attractive feeling. So when it comes to creating a website, custom design is what you should go for.