Attributes of a Web Designer

 

 

Web designers are people who prepare content for the Web. This role is mainly related to the styling and layout of pages with content, including text and images

From web sites, to displays in our cars, to thermostat controls in our homes, user interfaces of all types make up much of our daily experience. 


But what makes a quality user interface?


1) Simplicity

Great user interfaces tend to be nearly invisible. A quality user interface is made up of necessary elements that are logical and concise. While you are working on the design of your interface, ask yourself “Does the user really need this to compete their task?” before adding features and content. Limit your interface to the items that are essential for the user. Don’t add items just to feed your ego, but rather, focus on the quality of the user experience.


2) Creativity

Because web designers should be creative with their work so that they can develop more current web pages. Eg working with FLASH


3) Clean Designs

Web designers should make web pages that are clean and clear to the user. Therefore the main objective is to give the user information and a smooth flow. To help improve clarity, create clear and concise labels for buttons and actions. You want to keep your messaging simple to improve the experience as well.

 

The easier your labels, navigation and content is to read, the easier it is for users to understand what to do.Remember though that the first attribute was simplicity; you want to keep that in mind with your labels, definitions and explanations. Avoid cluttering up your interface with lengthy explanations.  Your users will not read or appreciate them and they will only get in the way of the user experience.


4) Consistency

With your user interface, you will want to maintain consistency throughout the entire experience. Consistent interfaces will allow your users to rely on and develop usage patterns that will improve the experience. People crave consistency and you should give your users the opportunity to be proven correct when they rely on it. 



4 tools that a web designer must have are.

 

HTML One must know HTML at an expert level.

UX This stands for user experience, A good designer should have enough knowledge about how a user feels when he uses a website.

CSS Cascading Style Sheets. CSS is the code that tells browsers how to format and style HTML for a web page.

JavaScript JavaScript allows you to take static elements on your site and make them interactive

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