Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimization.
Overview of Expert Web Design Services
Fixed web pages have a set width that won’t alter when the browser is resized, no matter what device the website is being viewed on. On smaller devices, such as smartphones or tablets, content is harder to view and can be annoying for users due to the need to scroll horizontally to view the rest of the content on a page, or continuously ”pinch and expand” to zoom into the page’s text. When the browser on a screen is enlarged or reduced, images and text may visually fall apart on the screen.
Liquid or Fluid web design
When resizing the browser, the content on the page spreads itself out to fill the width of the browser when expanded, hence the term liquid design, and will look enlarged or as though is has shrunk. The columns containing the content on the web page are built using percentages, rather than fixed columns used in fixed design, therefore the columns increase or decrease in size relative to each other.
Responsive Web design
This approach aims to make website viewing easier by displaying websites on different devices in forms that are easy to read and navigate. This avoids the user from having to resize, pan or scroll through the webpage to read the website’s content. Essentially the website is easily viewable and usable on desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. When creating a responsive website design, designers do not need to design multiple website formats that have been rearranged for different devices.
Websites created using responsive design are designed to display different content as the browser is expanded or reduced to predetermined sizes. For example, when the browser size is reduced to 70% of its maximum width, the webpage may have been set to display only two columns on the screen rather than three. When the browser is expanded past 70% of the screen, the third column of content will return to the screen.
Different Types of web design Based Application
Website Design Overview
In order to build a website we need to understand our client, their business and their customers in order to determine what kind of website and web design features are most appropriate for them. At this stage we establish:
- The purpose of the website and what type of website is required – see our Types of Website Design page for more details about the different types of website we build.
- What different pages the website will have – generally a website has one page for each different point of interest or service that the business offers.
Static Website Design – Small Websites
A static website is one without any server-side functionality and has no database or interactive content. Static web design is appropriate for smaller websites that don’t need any complex features or content. Static websites can still be designed to look really good with stylish graphics and content, they just can’t do anything clever based upon any behind-the-scenes programming. The advantage is that a static website is easier, faster and cheaper to design and build but is still professional and stylish.
Basic Brochure Website
For individuals and small businesses with a low budget; a Simple but professional website that acts as a brochure or advert for you and your business. Brochure websites can have as few as one or two pages (usually five or six) and typically follow a common format:
- Home Page – an eye-catching introduction to your business with clear summary information about what you do
- About / Philosophy – who you are, your credentials and your values
- Your Services – one page for each different service you offer
- Contact – a contact form, address/telephone/email, location map
Advanced Static Website
For small/medium businesses: static websites can be enhanced with advanced web design features to make them slick, stylish and interesting including:
- Drop-down navigation
- Flash content
- Multimedia (video/audio)
- News page
- Social Network plugins
- Image gallery
Each static website we design is unique and we work with our clients to help them decide on the right features for their website which are appropriate to their business and budget. We are providing an affordable. Contact us for further enquiry.
Dynamic Website Design – Large/Complex Websites
Dynamic websites make use of server-side programming and databases to store and deliver the content. This allows web pages to perform more complex functions and display complex data and interactive content. This is the standard way that larger websites are designed as it makes adding large numbers of pages based upon the same template very easy. The down side is that it requires more initial work than a static website so it isn’t economical for small sites.
Content Management System (CMS) Website
For people who want to make frequent changes/updates or want full control over their website we design them with a CMS. A CMS can be part of just about any kind of website. Depending on your needs this can be as simple as the ability to add new items to a news page or image gallery, or full what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) control over the content of each page.
We work with our clients to develop a bespoke website and CMS solution that suits their needs. We can give you as much or as little control over your website as you require. We are also happy to update any website we design for our clients either on a scheduled or ad-hoc basis.
For businesses that make money through their website either by selling goods from an online shop or offering premium (paid for) online services. This can range from simple integration with PayPal to sell a small number of items in an online shop where PayPal handles the entire checkout and stock-management process to large, self-contained shops which securely process credit card payments for hundreds of items.
eCommerce websites are (almost) always dynamic and database driven and usually have the provision for the client to add new items and update prices, descriptions, images and stock levels from a dedicated admin system. Sometimes some of the features of an eCommerce website will be integrated into a different kind of website e.g. a band/musician might have a website with images, news and information about their music but also has the ability to sell that music as a digital download.
Latest Trends in Different Types of Websites:
The purpose of different types of web design is to make best use of the existing technologies to create eye-catching websites, serving the very purpose of their conception. Two of the different styles of web design available today are static and dynamic web design. Let’s see, some creative web designs which are popular nowadays that you should know. reach out with these 5 different types of web design.
1. ILLUSTRATIVE WEB DESIGN
Illustration is an incredibly versatile tool that can find many different uses in design. And when it comes to web design we can find an extremely wide variety of implementations.
Illustrations and cartoon drawings can really bring a web design to life. Drawing is a creative activity by definition, and incorporating it into a website’s design is one of the most creative methods of presenting information on the web. In 2016, illustration has become a vital part of a web appearance by its enticing and fun little elements like icons. Plus, the site will be more personal for users and connect users better.
Check out the examples below
2. MINIMALIST WEB DESIGN
The purpose of minimalism is to expose the essence a design by eliminating all non-essential forms, features and concepts. In web design, minimalism erases potential distractions and strips away elements into their most basic forms.
It’s a style that continues to be trendy, being a reaction to the chaos and overflow of information that’s inherent to the Internet. And if your portfolio’s sole purpose is to showcase the best work you’ve ever created, the biggest favor you can do for yourself is to simply get out of the way.
3. TYPOGRAPHY WEB DESIGN
First impressions are lasting impressions. Whether you realize it or not, your typography helps to create an experience for users before they’ve even read a word or clicked a button. Typography has the potential to go beyond merely telling a story — it shows the user who is behind the website and what they’re about. The treatment of type creates an atmosphere and elicits a response much the same way as tone of voice does
As one of the core design principles, typography can really make or break a website design. Despite recent advances in web type technology we’re still fairly limited when it comes to creative typography layouts, meaning image replacement techniques are still common, but these days we have massive choice when it comes to selecting fonts for our designs.
However, with the rise of mobile usage within recent years, one might argue that typography design is a drawback since it decreases the loading time of the website. You can easily solve this problem by displaying typography based on device resolution.
4. SINGLE PAGE WEB DESIGN
Single page web designs certainly aren’t a new trend. Its continuance suggests that it’s more practical and effective than most. Like all trends, single page sites have their advantages and shortcomings, but in a world where thousands of new websites are created daily, a single page web design may be the best way to cater to the ever-shortening human attention span.
It should be noted that the single page web design isn’t perfect for every purpose. Having a refined purpose for your design, your content to fit a single page, and creating an interesting layout are some of the most important focal points to make your single page design meet its full potential.
5. FLAT WEB DESIGN
Flat design is a minimalistic design approach that emphasizes usability. It features clean, open space, crisp edges, bright colors and two-dimensional/flat illustrations.
Microsoft was one of the first to apply this design style to its interface. Instead of converting a real-life object, such as a calendar, into a tiny realistic illustration, advocates of flat design identify apps with simple, icon-like images. Rather than bringing aspects of real life to an interface, this illustrates a clear separation between technology and tactile objects.