Creating a website is hard work. Web design requires of skills (and time) because there are many things we should develop. It even has its own language. We know that websites have been around for more than twenty years now, but its elements have turned more and more complex as years went by.
If you are just a beginner inside the digital designing industry, then you should know that a lot of people are behind the design of a webpage and that there are a few elements and definitions you should know before getting into it.
- Fixed width layout
Designers have the ability to determine how long will the webpage be. While designing a website, the one designing could fixed its length, how many elements it will have and how they will be distributed throughout the whole page.
- Infinite scrolling
As the name implies, the infinite scrolling happens when the content of a website loads as you continue to scroll down through their pages. It seems like the content will never stop. Facebook timelines and Twitter feeds are just one example of never-ending content for you to see.
You may have heard about this one before. When we talk about resolution, what we are really talking about is the number of pixels we can see displayed on our screens. In order to see a picture in high quality, the size of the pictures shown should contain a specific number of pixels.
- Mobile friendly or mobile optimized
This one may be important, and you should consider using it for your website. As many people are always on their phones, they even tend to open webpages through the browsers inside their smartphones. Creating a website design which displays all the products that are on sale in just one page could be a great way to encourage those that want to buy straight from their mobile phones!
- UX and UI (user research and user interface)
Both help the user to have a nicer experience online. But are they the same? No! While the user research (UX) focuses on the user’s interactions throughout the page, the user interface targets the visual of each and every element display on the website, from the buttons to the typography used.
This one is pretty easy. It stands for electronic commerce, and it is mainly used for online stores. This way, potential clients could have a look to the list of products, go through their descriptions and buy them right away. It makes commerce simpler for customers and it will help you organize your business as well.
This definition is very important. Backlinks are links from other websites that will redirect their users to your webpage. If your webpage has been linked in a well-known trusted website, then there is a possibility that the traffic will be redirected towards your webpage too!
The internet is huge and the definitions seem to be endless, but knowing this could be a great way to start getting into it.