Creating a web page is not an inexpensive process; on the contrary, it is a very complex process that involves knowledge and use of different tools and programming languages.
Web designers are expected to satisfy the necessary requirements for the layout and functionality of the website, if their role implies and the writing of code is required to be in progress with Web development standards.
Web design history can be divided into four main periods (generations), according to the degree of website development and website design complexity. The first period began with the development of the first free browser “Mozaik” and came to an end, when HTML became widespread. Web site design at that stage was influenced by many technological constraints, such as slow modem connections and incapacity of service providers for fast data transfer. Unlike the first period, web design looks more professional in the second period and has some new features, including icons instead of word keys, banners, a structured menu that represents a hierarchy of information.
Already then, web designers began to pay attention to a significant factor such as the speed of downloading information and the resolution of the monitor. However, the text was not easy to read due to the characteristics of the browser and the speed of the Internet, and users were not interested in waiting a few minutes for the content to appear on the screen.
The third generation of web design sites, as the main goal, had the delivery of multimedia content, including sound, animation, 3D models. This phase is associated with the introduction of Flash technology that has become very popular. Web designers use multimedia content in order to attract customers and visitors according to the goal of a particular site. Therefore, the structure of the site and its navigation system are considered extremely important for the design of the site, in order to allow users to quickly find what they are looking for.
“Digital multimedia is a field that deals with computer-controlled integration of text, graphics, static and moving images, animations, sounds and other media where each type of information is present, stored and processed digitally”
Looking at the average website, its primary purpose is to provide information about the product. There is no simple recipe on how to make a good site, but there are a lot of tiny (and not so fine) details to pay attention to.
At the beginning of the development of web design, there were very few requests from the users for multimedia content