Beginner’s Guide To Web Design

Ever wanted to design one of the best websites for your business but don’t know how to? Then think little about it, as you are about to read and learn much about it. To begin, web designing is as easy as eating a piece of cake. But keeping up with the latest trends of the industry makes it feel difficult. Every single year many web designers come up with one of the best website designs that looks so beautiful. The web designers in our Web Design Company in Bangalore or anywhere else around the world add the spice of creativity to keep up with the current trends. Well, website designing is not only about the trends alone. It involves various other things too, but before we delve into it, let us first understand the basics of “Web Design”.

Web Design, as many describe, is making a website that is displayed on the Internet. Some may consider web design as one stage in the entire process of making a website, while others consider web design as the entire journey in the making of a website. Well, we cannot debate about what exactly it means because both of them literally means that having a website ready and working for the Internet.

Let us now discuss more about Web Design. There are many types of websites that cater according to the niche the business or an organisation operates in. A blogger would rather have a blogging site than a website. An e-commerce company would have an e-commerce website rather than an informational website. Whereas, a digital marketing company would have a lead generation website. 

If you are a beginner in web designing, then follow these basic steps to create an attractive website.

  • Planning: 

So the first step in web design is understanding your clients/your need for the website. When getting to know the need of the website, it can help minimize higher costs and reduce the development time. This is when you should also plan out the budget and time required for building a wonderful website. This way there is less confusion about the costs and time. 

  • Designing:

Next, focus on creating a blueprint for the website. You can use various softwares such as Adobe XD, Balsamiq and many others. With the help of a blueprint, you are close to creating a prototype. A blueprint will summarize the website’s navigation and functionality. By using this blueprint, a web designer can work on creating a prototype of the website for its presentation. This is where keeping up with the recent trending designs needs a focus on. Along with the trends comes user interface and user experience. A good user interface will help smooth navigation across your website with no disruption. And a good user experience helps attract more traffic to interact with your website and you understand the journey of your website visitors before they purchase or exit. For color, try to use the colors that relate to your brand. Also, knowing expressions linked to color can help present a wonderful design. The work carried out in the designing process is adding colors, icons for navigation, designing buttons and fonts which creates a good user interface and user experience.  

  • Development:

After presenting the prototype to the client and getting the approval, you can continue developing the website for the end users to interact with it. Decide on the frameworks on which the client’s website is to be built on. There are multiple frameworks from which you can choose and then build your website. Along with the framework, you might also want to choose a good Content Management System (CMS). A good CMS can help you get the best of your website. There are many CMS such as WordPress, Magento, Drupal and many others. Once you choose the CMS, you can then work on building your website. Usually the complexity of your framework determines the time required for building your website. But with complex frameworks comes better features for your website. So decide what you really want. After building your website using a CMS and a framework, the next thing to focus on is the functionality of the website to be smooth. If there is something hindering the functionality of the website, fixing it at that moment is ideal. Do not publish your website while it is under-maintenance as it would affect your flow of traffic and also your rankings in the Search Engine Results Page (SERP). When all will be perfect and good, then you can publish your website and wait for the crawlers to index your page?

  • Maintenance:

Once your website has gone live, do not forget about the timely maintenance that is required for your website. Many website owners skip maintenance thinking as it would be time-consuming or expensive to hire someone to do it. You should know that maintenance isn’t too expensive and also if you know how to handle your CMS then it is completely easy for yourself to do the timely maintenance by yourself. Well, every week, month, quarter, and year is when maintenance happens for your website. Each time interval has its own maintenance work to be carried out. If you use complex frameworks, it is better to consult a website maintenance company to help you out. Well, if it is a CMS such as WordPress from which you built your website, then you can carry out the maintenance work by yourself. Despite that, it is best handled by professionals only.

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