What is a website designer
There is a ton of questions that may have brought you to this page, and depending on who you ask, there can be a vastly different answer to this question. As I sit and ponder the question of, what is a website designer, I think that answer has changed vastly over time. Before I put my two cents down I want to cover three basic, very basic, definitions.
These are simply paraphrased from Wikipedia, as they are widely accepted and there is no point in trying to reinvent them.
What is a website?
A website is a set of related pages, containing content, such as text, images, videos, images, etc, hosted on a web server, and is accessible either through a public, or private network.
What is a designer?
A designer is anyone who creates or designs something. Quite simple I know, but even if you create a law, you can call yourself a designer.
What is a website designer?
When we combine our two previous definitions, we find that a website designer is someone who creates content, pages, scripts, etc, specifically with the purpose of hosting it on a web server.
What should I expect of my website designer?
A website designers job has become a lot easier over the last ten years, and at the same time, it has become more complex. With new technologies, growing language, a higher degree of expectation, and the ability to adapt the user experience to the vast number of people using a website, the role of a web designer is always in a state of growth.
One thing you must take into consideration is that all people are different. You will never find two web designers that are the same. They both will have different ideas and quirks, even though they both may design the same. Some will prefer to use an Open Source CMS and others will call that copping out and want to code everything from scratch.
Ultimately, you want a website designer that is going to take care of your needs and give you the best website possible for your budget.
Your website designer should sit down with you, literally or on the phone, and get a feel for your business, customers, marketing plan, and work with you to create a online marketing strategy.
Your website designer should create a website framework that is easy to navigate, highlights your business, and will be loved by search engines.
Your website designer should create a look that visually represents you online and carries that feeling onto your customers.
Your website designer should pay attention to images and content ensuring it is communicating the message you want and ensuring that it has action items.
The list can go on depending on both your needs and the expertise of your website designer.
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