Modern websites and applications with state of the art designs have given birth to what we may call as the future of the web. High-quality websites nowadays rely on user interactivity far advanced compared to what we used to see in the late 90’s or early 2000’s. Web 2.0 as we know, is built on the idea of delivering a complete experience to the users. With the advent of smartphones it has also become necessary that websites have to be responsive, that is, they should fit the size and resolutions of the mobile phones. This is the general structure of modern web design and it has attracted not just viewers or clients, but also people who wish to take up web design as a career.
The growth opportunities for a web designer are huge since the present market is entirely dependent on internet and each and every company or institution or organization is spreading their wings with the help of their website. For this very reason they are on a lookout for the best designers at the market and to become one, a candidate has to have knowledge of web designing. There are lots of web designing courses available in the market but candidates need to find the one which includes a curriculum designed to teach layouts and patterns. The coursework must contain modules targeted at imparting the knowledge to use different software and IDE. A course needs to be as comprehensive as possible so that candidates can have a proper understanding of modern responsive websites and web applications.
Making high-quality websites nowadays have also become simple since there are a lot of DIY (do it yourself) software available both online and offline. However, these tools do not provide many functionalities or customizations that a website needs. For this reason, one requires a web designer. The designer will not only add customizations but will also help in making the website interactions more fluid over all the devices available in the market. Since the backend programming or the development method of modern websites have become increasingly complex, the designer needs to collaborate with web developers so that the website works properly.
There are countless technologies available which will assist a web designer in making or designing a website. For general purpose coding, one can use any of the text editors available in the market such as sublime text or notepad++. Apart from this one can use photoshop, illustrator and others for general purpose designing. The candidate who wants to work in the field must also browse through a lot of websites to gain an idea of designing a fascinating website which will entice users or clients thereby helping a business or an organization to grow and sustain. There are lots of videos too on the internet which the candidate can check out in sites like Youtube or Vimeo. Some websites also deliver paid content which contains extra tools and tips to design a good website in a small amount of time. The methods of saving time while working are taught in the web designing courses available in most institutions. Before applying for a course it is necessary for the candidate to discuss the curriculum from academic counsellors.
The modern web has influenced many professionals who are looking to change their careers and pursue designing. Apart from general visitors or clients, professionals are also enthralled by the designs that a website can offer. Add that to the features and you have a powerful web application at your hand. When we are speaking of designs, we must also speak of web applications. A web application is a client-server computer program which runs in a browser and the objective of the application is to provide a service. Therefore when designing it is necessary that the layout must convey the message about the website and what it intends to do. If we are to design suppose an e-commerce website we have to keep in mind the products or services. They should be well categorized or grouped so that customers have no problem in finding the website. These ideas can be conceived by following or undergoing the web designing courses and the instructors who will help the students develop the knowledge and skills required to develop great websites.
Testing is nowadays a very important part of designing or developing a website. Before deployment of any new features to the website, checking and fixing bugs are important since errors can break the design or any of the working mechanism of the website. At present, there are several websites which can help a developer or a designer to debug code. Additionally, today’s IDEs or code editors also have the inbuilt functionality of finding errors or even suggesting corrections to code. There are websites available which allow downloading templates for free or for a charge. With the help of these websites, the student can download layouts to check how the designing is done along with the coding. In companies where lots of designers are working and collaboration among large teams are present, repositories are the tools necessary for the job. A repository is a virtual storage for the code where designers or developers can make changes to a code and then push the modifications directly to the server. They can also pull codes or files on which people have worked. This way the project becomes easier to accomplish. Some known tools which can act as repositories are Github or Sourceforge. To use the repositories one has to learn the commands. The tutorials for using repositories are available on the internet.
We have discussed a lot as to how one can build great websites with appealing designs. Surely, the web designing courses will help. But, apart from pursuing the courses, a designer must have an eye for details and be open to constructive criticisms. The faults that they make while designing will help them in getting better. It is also recommended to seek the help of seniors and colleagues if he is stuck somewhere or suffers from creating something new since these are all human characteristics. However, with time one will overcome the shortcomings