Designing a Website And Its Intricacies
The kind of skills and ideas needed to design a website is called web designing. Internet has
become a very important part of our daily life and using internet without animation and music
will become really dull. Web designing is mainly the part which deals with the customers. It is
mainly concerned with the look of the website.There are many kinds of thing that comes under
web designing. On the other hand Web Development is related to the programing of the
website. The developer deals with the working of the website.
A Web developer should know how to prepare CGI and PHP scripts. A Web developer is
responsible for the effective running of the websites. The Web designing and Web Development
has a vast history behind it. In 1989 Tim Berners Lee who was working at CERN proposed the
idea of creating a project named later as World Wide Web. From 1991 to 1993 this project was
built. But in 1996 Microsoft made its own software which was complete and it also supported
style sheet. The tabular data was displayed with the help of markups in the table. In 1996 Flash
was created and this was not much developed but it gave a new option except HTML, Java
script and animated GIFs. But Flash was not that successful as it required plug in because of
which its compatibility was reduced which in turn reduced its market value. But Flash was
really powerful and had a capability to be used to develop entire website.
Later in 1998 a project named Web Standard Project was created which encouraged browser
compliance both with CSS and HTML standards and Acid 1, Acid 2, Acid 3 tests were
conducted. In 2000 Mac released Internet Explorer and it supported both HTML 4.01 and CSS 1
and it even supported PNG image format. The 21st century brought along with it a new scenario
for the web technology. More and more people are involved with the web in one or the other
way and this had made a huge difference in the way the sites are designed now.
Web designing is done with help of some tools and these tools are update time to time but they
work on the same basic principles. People are now using web as a medium to promote their
companies and their business this in turn have opened many opportunities for the designers.
The designer should be very well aware of the requirement of the client and then he should
build a website according to the clients need. The entertainment website is different from
business related websites.
A simple example to demarcate the two: Web Designing and Web Development is- If one has
to book a movie ticket that person have to first find out whether the ticket is available or not
and if the tickets are available then you can book it and the process involved is done by the Web
Developer. All these steps work on some kind of programing this can be done by using
database MySQL, PHP etc. But on the other hand the style of presentation which is manipulated
with the help of Photoshop or HTML language is take care off by the Web Designer. If we
explain the basic role of Web development and web designing in one line than we can say that-
Web development is basically making of website that do different kinds of things and Web
designing is making that website presentable and attractive.