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Web design is the process of creating websites. It describes the tasks of designing HTML driven web pages to be displayed over the World Wide Web. Web design encompasses a number of important aspects such as colour, webpage layout, content production and overall graphical design.

While the terms web design and web development are often used interchangeably, web design is technically a subset of the broader category of web development.

Web designers consider the site's audience, function, and traffic to specific sections when deciding designs. Web design has become a very lucrative business as more and more companies create websites.

Websites are created using a mark-up language called HTML. Web designers build webpages using HTML tags that define the content and metadata of each page. The layout and appearance of the elements within a webpage are typically defined using CSS, or cascading style sheets. Therefore, most websites include a combination of HTML and CSS that defines how each page will appear in a browser.

Some web designers prefer to hand code pages (typing HTML and CSS from scratch), while others use a "WYSIWYG" editor like Adobe Dreamweaver. This type of editor provides a visual interface for designing the webpage layout and the software automatically generates the corresponding HTML and CSS code. Another popular way to design websites is with a content management system like WordPress or Joomla. These services provide different website templates that can be used as a starting point for a new website. Webmasters can then add content and customize the layout using a web-based interface.

While HTML and CSS are used to design the look and feel of a website, images must be created separately. Therefore, graphic design may overlap with web design, since graphic designers often create images for use on the Web.


Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design

1. Using Frames

2. Gratuitous Use of Bleeding-Edge Technology

3. Scrolling Text, Marquees, and Constantly Running Animations

4. Complex URLs

5. Orphan Pages

6. Long Scrolling Pages

7. Lack of Navigation Support

8. Non-Standard Link Colors

9. Outdated Information

10. Overly Long Download Times


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