LEARN MORE ABOUT WEB DESIGN:

1. WHAT IS WEB DESIGN?

Web design is the process of creating websites. It encompasses several different aspects, including webpage layout, content production, and graphic design. While the terms web design and web development are often used interchangeably, web design is technically a subset of the broader category of web development.

2.THE HISTORY OF WEB DESIGN:

The web was actually devised in the early 1950’s as a way for American scientists to transmit information to each other over vast distances. The internet concept was developed in 1969, and if this project would have failed, we probably wouldn't have the internet as we know it now. Then, in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee created the first web browser ever, called the WorldWideWeb and in addition to it, he created the first website. The idea of this site was to be updated everyday, so even in those days, you probably weren’t able to see the first webpage ever online. This website was about giving information on how to use the WorldWideWeb.

3. RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN:

Responsive Web Design is the latest form of web development. These websites are specifically built to be viewed on a variety of different media interfaces. These include desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. Responsive websites adapt to their environment making them easy to use and view on mobile devices.

4. CREDIBILITY:

In this day and age, it is much more credible for a business to have an online presence. People would likely be distrusting to any business that didn’t have a telephone number or a physical address, and that soon could be said for having a website and e-mail. They are useful tools to help share further information about your business with customers answering all the ‘What’s?’ and ‘Whys?’ that people may have. If your website is of a high standard, then it is likely to receive positive feedback with customers spreading positive word-of-mouth about your business.

5. INCREASED VISIBILITY:

As the internet itself is widely popular, millions of users are already online, meaning that there are millions of potential customers looking for you. Without a website, you are missing out on this opportunity. A website is your company's first impression. It allows your audience to officially legitimize your business and services. Not only do you want to be visible to your potential clients, but you want to convince them to use your company as soon as they find you.


WHAT MAKES A GREAT WEBSITE?

1. RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN:

Responsive Web Design is the latest form of web development. These websites are specifically built to be viewed on a variety of different media interfaces. These include desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. Responsive websites adapt to their environment making them easy to use and view on mobile devices.

2. GRAPHIC DESIGN:

Graphic Design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving using one or more of typography, photography and illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used synonymously. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages. They use typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to create visual compositions. Common uses of graphic design include corporate design (logos and branding), editorial design (magazines, newspapers and books), wayfinding or environmental design, advertising, web design, communication design, product packaging and signage.

3. PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY:

The internet is a visual media. Visitors judge with their eyes and will only digest the content if you make the whole experience a pleasurable one.

No matter the images you have in your library, they will rarely be suitable for the task. You need photography that has been taken for purpose, by a professional. This will allow the website designer to use each image appropriately.

4. QUALITY CONTENT:

Good content is what sets your website apart from the masses and delivers the right message into the hearts and minds of your customers. The success of your website is determined primarily by its content. Ultimately, content wins the wallets of your customers. All other components of your website (design, visuals, videos, etc.) provide a secondary support role. If you have effective taglines, great design will only enhance their effectiveness. Design itself does not sell.

5. SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION:

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid search results. In general, the earlier and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines.

6. WEBSITE HOSTING:

Knight Light Designs provides it's customers with a variety of different hosting packages. Each has their own perks and privileges, allowing the customer to pick the package that best fits their needs. Visit our hosting page for more information.

It is good practice to update your website and is part and parcel of running a website. This applies both to adding new content and to the way your website is built. Your website is your responsibility to look after and if nurtured you can reap the benefits!

OUR WEB DESIGN PROCESS

RESEARCH

In our FREE design consultation, we gather
expectations for the client's project.

DESIGN

We give our customers a designed preview of
their website before development.

DEVELOPMENT

Once all design plans are finalized, we begin
construction on the official website.

LAUNCH

After we are done designing and editing the final project,
we are then ready to launch the website.