FACTS ABOUT WEB DESIGN AND WEB DEVELOPMENT- A WEBSITE GUIDE

 

A website is a platform that consists of one or more web pages and a common web server. In a nutshell, a website is simply the amalgamation of different web pages, including documents, media pages and much more. The home page is the major and ultimate web page of a website, of which an initial click of a website takes an individual to the home Page first.

A web page is a web file or document that makes up a website, uploaded to the World Wide Web (WWW) for people or masses across the globe to have access to restricted or unrestricted information.

Websites are used for different purposes by different people. The impact of a website to many businesses cannot be under estimated as it has paved a way to the continuous growth and development of many businesses.

There are three (3) major types of websites namely:

  1. Corporate website: A business website for a corporate world
  2. E-commerce website: A website used for sales of products and services
  3. Portals and internet community forum

 

Today, a website is an integral aspect of many businesses as it serves as an initial connection between the business itself and the potential or existing customers online, thus, building the business connection and image on the internet.
However, an appealing website attracts a lot of customers. This is a very good reason why a website requires a good web design and development.

Web design basically has to do with designing some areas of a website that is going to be visible and used by guest or customers of the site. Website design covers areas such as graphic design, user experience, user interface design, search engine optimization and lots more. Web design focuses on making theusage of a website easy for users.

Web development is an aspect of a website that remains invisible to users. It is often regarded as the back end of a website. Web development ensures the smooth, effective and efficient running of a website. It is a platform that is used to maintain and develop a website.

To commence a website, Registering a domain name is necessary. A domain name is a unique identification name registered under a Domain Name Server (DNS).

Once the domain name selection and registration have been fulfilled, the next stage is to determine the type of website as earlier listed above that one wishes to commence. After deciding on the type of website one wants to start, the web development phase sets in, after which you design your website using a created site map to give it a look that you desire such as website color, font size and style, typography design, navigation design and much more.

Should any kind of technical issue or some complications arise at the front end of a website, such issue could be tackled at the back end and that is where web development comes in handy again, that is, for the purpose of ensuring proper maintenance where necessary.