How to Identify a Website Designer
A website or a web design comprises of a variety of different skills and disciplines that enable production and the maintenance of websites. SEO (search engine optimization), user experience design, authoring which entails proprietary software and standardized code, graphic design and interface design are the different sections found in the production of a website. In most situations you will have a team working on this different areas to come up with a fully functional website but, other situations you will only see one person doing everything in the production of a website.
The needs or specifications of client together with writing markups are what are considered in one word as web design. Web engineering is partially overlapped by web design in a wider scope of web development. If markups are required a developer needs to know up to date the accessibility guidelines but, an awareness of usability is needed for a web designer. In most people's lives, you will see that web design is playing a very huge role.
During the early stages of web designing, back in the day, the pages were text-only and were displayed by a browser which was single line-mode. Back then, there was no approach on the graphic element like sound and images, therefore, the most of the browsers were naturally heavy on text and Unix-based. This led to the creation of the mosaic browser that broke that mould.
The main world wide web's (WWW) international standards organization is known as the world wide web consortium (W3C) was launched in year 1993 and it was the one involved bringing the world wide web to it optimum potential. Ensuring its interoperability, encouraging its evolution and developing of protocols that were common is what it took.
There are only a couple of primary jobs that are involved in developing a website and they include web developer and web designer. The one who is responsible of the visual graphics (coloring, the layout and typography) of the website is the web designer. Also the web designers must have knowledge on markup languages like the CSS and the HTML but, the knowledge possessed on the markup languages differs from one web designer to another.
On the other hand, web developers are the ones who are specialized in developing world wide web applications only or in other words they develop applications which are ran over an HTTP that is passed to a web browser from a web server. Apart from the two jobs which are primary there are other ones which are involved in the creation of a website and they include; user experience (UX) designer, SEO writers, internet copywriters and graphic designers.