Basic info about web design

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Web design is the process of creating web sites . It encompasses several unique aspects, including webpage layout, content production, and graphic design. As the provisions web design and web-development are often used interchangeably, web design is a subset of the wider category of internet development.

Web sites are made using a markup language identified as HTML. Web designers build pages using HTML tags which specify the material and meta-data of each web page. The layout and appearance of those weather within a webpage have been generally defined using CSS, or cascading style sheets. Therefore, most sites include a combination of HTML and CSS that defines how each page will appear at a browser.

Some web designers like to hand code pages (scanning HTML and CSS from scratch), while some use a"WYSIWYG" editor such as Adobe Dreamweaver. This type of editor provides a visual interface for designing your page design and the software automatically creates the corresponding HTML and CSS code. Another popular way to design web sites is by using a content management system like WordPress or Joomla. These services offer different website templates that may be applied as a starting point for a fresh website. Web-masters can then add material and customize the design using a web-based interface.

While HTML and CSS have been utilised to create the appearance and feel of a website, images must be created separately. Consequently, graphic design may overlap with web design , since graphic designers regularly create pictures for use on the net. Some graphics programs like Adobe Photoshop also incorporate a"Save for Web..." option that provides an easy way to export pictures in a format optimized to web publishing.