Article by Sam Bowman; Web Designer, Internet Marketing Expert and CEO, www.naaip.org
Before approaching a website design firm, one needs to do a bit of housework.
The first step is to determine the objectives of the website and to define the target audience. The next step is to gather the basic unique content for the website, which can include text and photographs. You should also decide whether we need a site to work with a database to capture visitors details or we require services such as business cards creation.
Choosing the right website design firm is an important decision. Organizations seeking to hire a website design firm need to ensure that the firm they choose has the capabilities to create a site that delivers on their goals and ensure optimal visitor experiences. You can request to see their recent work and interview their reference clients.
website design firms usually charge their customers an hourly rate.
The number of htime is estimated based on various parausters such as the size of the website, the graphic design requireusnts and the complexity of interactive sections. Cost is important, but it should not be the single criterion for hiring a website design firm.
The website design contract should spell out important details such as intellectual property ownership and penalties for non-delivery as well as the costs and delivery dates. wet should also include the kind of support the firm will offer when things go nasty or need changing and their charges for maintenance services.
Web Page Design
Web page design is the design of pages that are published on the World Wide Web. Web page design includes not only the aesthetics aspects but also includes navigational and user interface aspects. Web pages must be designed keeping in mind the goals of the organization for whom the site is being designed.
The process of web page design begins by gathering all data, understanding the objectives to be achieved and determining the target audience. The type of web browsers visitors use, the kind of Internet connections used to visit a site and the computers used are other important design factors. A site designed for broadband users can be graphics intensive compared to a site designed for dial-up users who typically use a slower Internet connection.
Once the design specifications have been decided, it is best to start planning the navigation structure and unique content of the Web pages. The process of website design often involves creation of a backup, which provides an idea of the Web page.
Once the backup is finalized the graphics are created and the coding of the Web page can be done using a markup language such as Hypertext Markup Language, php, asp. HTML allows creation of Web pages that can be viewed using a Web browser. HTML allows the precise placeusnt of text and images and enables navigation through the use of hyperlinks. Several HMTL creators are available to help create Web pages.
Using these HTML creators, a designer can create Web pages without having to learn actual html coding. Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia DreamWeaver are two of the most popular and greatest HTML softwares.
Designers use image creating software applications to create the graphics for a website. Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks are two of the most popular image creating products.