What is Web Design?

Web design is the combination of different skills which are used in the production and maintenance of the website. In classical terms design describes the visual appearance of the website. The web consists of myriad pages, presenting information using different technologies and linked together with hyperlink. There are two basic aspects to any web page found on the Internet. The first is a presentation that the user interacts with, usually visually, while the second is a back-end that includes information for non-human browsers.

The basic mark-up language used to tell a browser how to present information is called the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). A stricter version of HTML is also widely used, known as extensible Hyper Text Mark-up Language (XHTML). Using HTML or XHTML, a web designer is able to tell a browser how a web page should appear. In the last few years, there has been a push towards separating the underlying structure of a web-page (using HTML) from the visual presentation of the site (using Cascading Style Sheets or CSS). This approach has a number of major benefits in both the short and long term, and it is gathering popularity as time progresses.

  • Web design is a 21 billion dollars revenue industry
  • It is showing 3.6% industry growth annually
  • More than 2 million people employed

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