The web designer is the manager in charge of Internet development project. A business owner who needs to develop on the Internet, cannot do so without a booming operating web site. But who puts the initial business vision into practice? The major responsibility for website architecture and structure belongs to the web designer, but the list of tasks that need to be covered proves a lot longer. Here are some of the main operations that the web designer is in charge of during a web design project.
Website SKETCHING and PLANNING represents the first step to wards creating the site structure. A whole range of documentation is used to create the prototype of the website, and based on the website layout, changes, improvements and enhancements can be suggested in due time.
INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE which covers the categorization of content and the structuring of information. It’s based on the information structure that the site of the map is created. This enables the web designer to visualize the way content and inner web pages are interconnected. At this point, you can decide together with the web designer which content to be placed where.
LAYOUT and INTERFACE of individual pages fall into the responsibility of the web designer as well. Every page in the website has a description, purpose and title, and it has to be interconnected with the others so that the site has a logical and effective diagram. Functionality depends on these.
The web designer thus covers everything it has to do with website content, usability, appearance and structure. In view of these the navigation ought to be simple and reliable, the style appealing and professional, and the entire website should give the impression of unitary whole. The text and the graphics are an important part of the process because the users depend on them, and so does the overall business scope. All the elements in the marketing approach and web design have to go hand in hand for a successful outcome.
There are cases when a certain website does not function optimally with a certain browser (Internet Explorer poses the highest number of problems). The web designer may not even notice the website incompatibilities with some search engines, and these inconveniences tend to pass unnoticed by users either. Nevertheless, the only way to make sure that a website works at its optimal potential on a particular platform is to test it on that platform specifically.