What is Web Layout?

How does it differ from Web Design? Web Design as a term is quite confusing really. Most people would refer to what is actually Web Development as Web Design, while the actual design, is often left without a term to describe it.

I do a lot of designs for Web Developers to build. I don’t have the development skills that they do, and they do not have the design skills that I do, so it works well.

There’s a lot involved in the design stage of a website, more so than most people realise, this is what I do:

  • Site Mapping and Planning

    The bit that both terrifies and bores a lot of clients, it’s actually an extremely creative part of the process, it’s here where we start to design the user experience, or UX.

  • Design

    This is the pretty bit with the digital crayons. It’s made somewhat more complicated with the requirements for responsive designs now, so not only does the layout need to work in a design sense, adhere to reading in the correct order, it also needs to do that on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones, and those are all different shapes.

  • Approvals and Amendments

    A standard design phase.

  • Production Phase

    Supply of files imagery and resources to the development team.

  • QA

    Post build quality assessment.


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