“What is web design?” is a question we have been asked in the past. It might seem obvious, but web design is often a separate service from website development. We do both at HeyTony; we want to make the process as easy as possible for our clients.
What goes into Web Design?
The first step of web design is getting an idea of what the client is looking for. They provide us with examples of 3 – 5 websites that they really love, pages that they’d like on their own website, and potentially a few other guidelines.
The next step involves researching your industry, finding additional design examples, and putting together a comprehensive first draft of your website (whether that be a wireframe or version 1 build.)
The last step in the web design portion of a website is approval from the client. Once you’re happy with how the site looks and feels, it gets sent over to web developers. At HeyTony, we do this all in house, so our clients don’t even know this is happening. Hence the confusion between web design & development.