Web design is a creative process of transforming texts, graphics, and images into a web site. The web designers are responsible for creating theoretical concepts that they conceptualize, visualize, and realize. They are artists. They are responsible for the very look and feel of a web site. They lure people into the web site and they help sell whatever the idea or product of web site is.
The website created is ultimately the fruition of a web design. It is the final product of the creative process of web designers. The web site should contain the elements of a good web site. It should be pleasing to the eyes, whatever theme or design it may have. It should have the right look for the product / service / company. Easy navigation should be present. And of course, the content should be there presented neatly and effectively.
So how do designers do it? How does web design come into fruition?
A group or even just one web designer is given the task to design a web site. From here on, he or she will be given information as to what the web site is about. It is up to his / her creativity to conceptualize a design. When a group of website designers is working on a project, a common activity is brain storming. They will be suggesting and throwing around ideas for the said web site. A germ of an idea will begin and the concept will either be supported or rejected by the group. If the concept is good, it will be pushed through.
In the planning stage, the designers will determine what is needed to make the concept a reality. This will be the stage that is supported by research – especially if they want to know demographics and statistics with their target audience. The designers would also plan their actions, materials, and such. Planning makes it possible to keep the creative process running smoothly. Basically, this stage is the preparation for the next step.
At this stage, whatever the website designers have planned will be modeled, whether a draft or a temporary layout of the design. The model will be subject to suggestions and improvements. If it receives the final approval, then it will be finalized.