Highlights

Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and [tdp_highlight]search engine optimization[/tdp_highlight]. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all.[1] The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the front-end (client side) design of a website including writing mark up.[tdp_highlight]Web design partially overlaps web engineering[/tdp_highlight] in the broader scope of web development. Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability and if their role involves[tdp_highlight]creating mark up[/tdp_highlight] then they are also expected to be up to date with web accessibility guidelines.