Website designing is fundamentally the process of presentation of a content (generally hypertext or hypermedia) delivered to an end-user through the World Wide Web, by way of a Web browser or other Web-enabled software like Internet television clients, micro blogging clients and RSS readers.
Web designing employs a framework of digital codes and display technology to construct and maintain an environment to distribute information in multiple formats. It encompasses a collection of electronic documents and applications that reside on a web server and present content and interactive interfaces to the end user in form of Web pages once requested. This element may appear in various forms like: text, bit-mapped images (GIFs, JPEGs) and forms can be placed on the web page by using HTML / XHTML / XML tags and more complex media like: vector graphics, animations, videos, sounds can be plugged in by Adobe Flash, QuickTime, Java etc.
Simply speaking, it's a kind of graphic design aiming for the development and styling objects of the Internet's information environment to cater them high-end consumer features and pleasing aesthetic effects.
The process of website designing might include multiple disciplines like animation, authoring, communication design, corporate identity, graphic design, human-computer interaction, information architecture, interaction design, marketing, photography, search engine optimization and typography.
The requisite languages for the website designing are:
Markup languages (such as HTML, XHTML)
Style sheet languages (such as CSS and XSL)
Multimedia technologies (such as Flash and Silverlight)
Phases of web designing
After the establishment of World Wide Web in 1994 the process of web design was discerned for the web development. Now web designing has entered the fourth generation. In its first phase there was abundance of text and poor graphics. In its second generation more and more properties were added that immediately led to its third generation feeding with variety of backgrounds, layouts, animated images, ability to convey sound while browsing etc.
Classification of web designing
Website designing may be classified into the following groups:
Static Website Designing
Dynamic Website Designing
Flash Website Designing