Dissecting a Web Site

A great way to understand web design is to dissect web design. To begin, websites render differently based upon the device and monitor on which they are displayed. Also, websites render differently based on the search engine that is being used. Since this is the case, we want to always think about what information is presented above the fold of the webpage (where the page ends on your screen without scrolling), especially of the landing page (The landing page is the page on which the visitor lands when he or she types in the URL). As we take a closer...

What is Web Design?

What is Web Design?  What is the role of a website? A website is a collection of pages that display content on the web.  When planning a website we always want to begin by asking ourselves the following questions: What is the purpose of this website? Who is my target audience? These two questions will inform the choices we make in creating successful websites. Although we are not all web designers most of us are experienced web users and know when we have landed on a poorly designed site.  Studies conducted by the Nielsen Norman Group show the following: Summary: Users...