What is Website Building and Website Design

Before going deep into the main terms, let us know what a website is. A website is a collection of web pages and related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server. A domain name is the name that identifies a website. Domain names are given by Domain Name Registrars. If a domain name is already registered by a particular person, another person cannot register that same name.

In a website like www.amazon.com, the domain name is «amazon». There cannot be any two amazon on internet. But from the main domain name subdomain can be obtained. That is to say that other websites can be created from the principal name “hosting”. For example, hosting.banahosting.com is a subdomain website created from www.banahosting.com.

Website building is the action of constructing a website. In website building, the website builder starts from the scratch to the completion of the website. He starts from the domain name registration and then gets to the design aspect of the site. He chooses the hoisting company he believes will hold the pages always on the web by having the site files in their server.

After that he pays them before he finally starts the design of the project. In other words a website builder does more of the job than a designer of websites. But the two
are taken to do the same job in market. So in this book, we are using the market approach to use the two terms.

Web design refers to the design of websites that are displayed on the internet. It usually refers to the user experience aspects of website development rather than software development. Web design used to be focused on designing websites for desktop browsers; however, since the mid-2010s, design for mobile and tablet browsers has become ever-increasingly important.

Before some designers of the web start with their design job, they first draw plans. The plans can be on a paper. That is just a sketch of what they want to have displayed on the website after the final design.

The design can be the components of the menu bar, the slides on the header of the site, single or double site bars, the contents of the body of the site, the site pages, the contents of the site footer and the kind of logo to use.

Some expert designers of the web usually have the design on their head. They add the designs of what they want on the site as they progress. At the end of the design, they have stunning work that every visitor to the website is pleased with. In some cases, websites can be redesigned even when it has started its full function.