When it comes to web design, you have a lot of different terms and concepts to learn. Depending on your level of expertise, you might have to start somewhere and build your way up to more complex projects.
The good news is that there are some universal truths to web design that you will come to understand over time. Even if you’re designing your first website, you already know enough to understand what you’re getting yourself into. If you’re ready to get started, make sure you familiarize yourself with the following terms and concepts:
What you need to look out for when it comes to client expectations is their willingness to pay. This means that you should always set up a contract in advance and make sure that the contract states the timeline, several revisions the client will get, and how much they are going to pay.
It’s also important to keep in mind that your clients might not be able to answer every question you ask them about their business. You want to make sure that your clients are specific about their website design needs so as not to waste time on revisions or additions they don’t want.
What is a Website?
The Anatomy Of A Website
A website is a collection of content—words, images, videos, and/or other media—presented through a series of interconnected pages in a hypertext document on the world wide web.
There are five main components of any website: Content, Structure, Style, Functionality, and Maintenance.
Content is the most basic component of any web design project. It can be anything from text to multimedia content that you want to share with your audience. The structure is the underlying foundation of your website. It includes the format and layout for all of your content as well as how it will appear on screen or in print.
Style refers to the visual appearance of your site’s design. Functionality or interactivity refers to how people can use and navigate around your site–the buttons they click, links they follow, and so forth which make up a customer’s journey when using your site. Finally, maintenance deals with ensuring that once everything is set up, it stays working correctly going forward–keeping everything running smoothly like clockwork.
A transactional website is one where people come to buy something from you online. This type of site could be a store selling products or a booking site for hotel rooms. Websites like these are usually created with eCommerce in mind and rely on digital payment processing methods including credit cards and PayPal for transactions to take place securely and conveniently without the need for physical interaction between customer and merchant.
An eCommerce website leverages digital tools like social media marketing to grow brand awareness and engage with potential customers while allowing them to buy goods or services using digital payment processing methods at any time 24/7 without having to interact with an employee in person. If you’re interested in this type of setup, then it’s paramount that your web design team understands how crucial search engine optimization (SEO) is for success.