Website design requires a very broad and specialised I.T. skill set. Websites are complex beasts and require both technical aptitude and creativity; that when used together seamlessly can produce quite an engaging end product.
It is in practicing these skills that I find to be the most exciting and rewarding experience both for myself and my clients, as no two website projects are ever the same.
Frontend development / web design work
In web design work the focus is mainly centred around how a website is going to look, feel and function as well as web page layout , selecting fonts, colours and positioning of graphic and other interactive elements including forms. It can also involve making sure that those elements work correctly on both desktop and mobile devices.
A web designer may also be familiar with frontend development and some common frontend programming languages:
Backend development / web development
Backend development is something that is done more behind the scenes – and can involve a variety of other complex processes that facilitate the functioning of a website in other ways which may include collecting data from a form and storing it in a database or performing complex operations on user data, sending an email message or even entire applications like a CMS (content management system) will use many backend processes. Backend development requires a sound knowledge of at least one of these backend programming languages:
Not all web designers are created equal
Not all web designers are familiar with coding, some use drag and drop style software or simply just install Wordpress , install a theme and call it a day. Some web designers don’t have an understanding of HTML & CSS which can make it rather challenging for them if they have to fix something or modify something on a website or project not created by them.
At Neondragonfly Web Design I am well versed in both the design aspects and technical aspects which I believe to be a great advantage when it comes to consulting with clients on projects and helps to craft a product experience that looks and feels exactly how it was intended.