Website Design

A web designer/developer is responsible for the design, layout and coding of a website. We are involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website – how the site works and how it looks. We can also be involved with the maintenance and update of an existing site.

In order to design a website, a web designer/developer will:

  • establish the purpose of the website based upon its target audience
  • identify the type of content the site will host
  • determine any functionality that the site must support, for example, whether it will handle financial transactions or enquiries
  • give guidance on layout, colours and styles.

After establishing the target audience for a website and identifying the type of content it will host, a web designer/developer will:

  • write the programming code, either from scratch or by adapting existing website software and graphics packages to meet business requirements
  • test the website and identify any technical problems
  • upload the site onto a server and register it with different search engines.