Website Design Cumbria, Web design Carlisle

September 21, 2011 - Digital State Marketing

If you are looking for a web designer in Cumbria, then this is where to look! Choosing the right website designer depends largely on the goals you want to reach. While price plays a role in decisions on choosing the right developer, other factors should weigh when assessing the fit between your company and the development firm.

Websites which we have recently designed in Cumbria by the Search marketing group are Countryman fairs, Scotland Kilt Company,Robbens Systems and our own website at Digital State Marketing.

Countryman Fairs Scotland Kilt Company Robbens Systems

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Web design is used as a general term to describe any of the various tasks involved in creating a website. More specifically, it refers to jobs focused on building the front-end of a web page.

The web consists of myriad pages, presenting information using different technologies and linked together with hyperlinks. There are two basic aspects to web designing any 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 markup 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 HyperText Markup 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 is gathering popularity as time progresses.

From a technical standpoint, great web design can be quite difficult. Unlike more traditional print media, HTML has a number of variable factors. To begin with, not all browsers interpret HTML according to the standards created by the standard-setting body — the World Wide Web Consortium, also known as W3. This means that while one piece of web design will appear as the designer wishes it to in one browser; it may appear completely differently in another. There are numerous fixes and work-arounds to try to circumvent browser-specific bugs, but it is a tenuous business at best.

Another major limiting factor of web design is the plethora of formats a site might be viewed in. While graphic designers know exactly how large the piece of paper they are printing on will be, a web designer must account for different monitor sizes, different display settings, and even browsers for non-sighted surfers! Combined, these concerns often leave a web designer struggling to incorporate enough dynamism to make a web page attractive on a range of browser sizes, while creating a layout static enough to allow for the use of images and other necessarily fixed-size components.

In addition to XHTML and CSS, web designers often use a number of database driven languages to allow for more dynamism and interactivity on their websites. While useful with smaller sites, database driven languages become a virtual necessity on any site presenting huge amounts of data. Some of the most popular languages for ‘dynamic’ web design include ASP, PHP, and ColdFusion. Macromedia’s Flash also allows for a different sort of web design and is very popular amongst many web designers.

A dynamic website with great design and good usability can really make the difference to your business. By harnessing the power of the web in connecting you to your potential customers and making those all-important sales, your website is your 24/7 store and salesman. For more information on Web Design in Cumbria and SEO solutions in Cumbria please contact us on the details below.

 

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