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Web Designing & Development

Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications (or just 'web apps') electronic businesses, and social network services. A more comprehensive list of tasks to which web development commonly refers, may include web engineering, web design, web content development, client liaison, client-side/server-side scripting, web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce development. Among web professionals, "web development" usually refers to the main non-design aspects of building web sites: writing markup and coding. Most recently Web development has come to mean the creation of content management systems or CMS. These CMS can be made from scratch, proprietary or open source. In broad terms the CMS acts as middleware between the database and the user through the browser. A principle benefit of a CMS is that it allows non-technical people to make changes to their web site without having technical knowledge.

features of web designing

There are several aspects that must be considered while designing a site. Some of the prominent features of web designing are:

Text

  • Background does not interrupt the text
  • Text is big enough to read, but not too big
  • The hierarchy of information is perfectly clear
  • Columns of text are narrower than in a book to make reading easier on the screen

Navigation

  • Navigation buttons and bars are easy to understand and use
  • Navigation is consistent throughout web site
  • Navigation buttons and bars provide the visitor with a clue as to where they are, what page of the site they are currently on
  • Frames, if used, are not obtrusive
  • A large site has an index or site map

Links

  • Link colors coordinate with page colors
  • Links are underlined so they are instantly clear to the visitor

Graphics

  • Buttons must be not big and dorky
  • Every graphic has an alt label
  • Every graphic link has a matching text link
  • Graphics and backgrounds use browser-safe colors
  • Animated graphics turn off by themselves

General Design

  • Pages download quickly
  • First page and home page fit into 800 x 600 pixel space
  • All of the other pages have the immediate visual impact within 800 x 600 pixels
  • Excellent use of graphic elements (photos, subheads, pull quotes) to break up large areas of text
  • Every web page in the site looks like the parts of the parent site; there are repetitive elements that carry throughout the pages