What is Web Design?
Website Design, is the process of creating the graphic design of each part of the website, and turning that into code (HTML/CSS) that is suitable for the internet.
Well in essence, it should be. However those finishing touches that turn a good webpage into a fantastic website take skill, experience and extensive knowledge of good website design practices.
Not only that, but creating the code is not that easy either. A large number of website designers just use a program like Dreamweaver to create the code. This results in code that is messy, and not easily changeable or expandable.
Hastings Design Group, as a web design company, create the code for each website using the latest RAD (Rapid Application Development) Tools, trying to use as few images as possible to keep the loading times down. Then we finish off customizing each site to the rquired CMS (Content Management Systems) that the client prefers.
Our Website Design Principles
We make all our website designs conform to the following rules:
- W3C standards-compliant
- Cross-browser consistancy
- Clear navigation, to make the site easy to use
- Make text easy to read
- Organize content in an intuitive manner
- Make the website reflect the personality of the company
We design websites in various formats and Content Management Systems (CMS) that will satisfy the requirements of our client. Some of the formats are listed above.