Web Design – An Integral Element Of The World Wide Web – Computer Web Design

In a time where Google has replaced the local high street library as a source of information, the internet plays an active role in a person’s day to day life. People no longer need to travel to their local libraries and search for hours to find a tiny bit of information. With the internet now being supported on devices like mobile phones and computers and an active internet connection being available in every corner, you don’t need to go far to find information – it comes to you!But do you know what goes into creating a web page? Web designing is a special field where data is is to be distributed across the World Wide Web.Although initially created as a combination of internet communications like email & hypertext, web designing now has its own unique importance. The language initially used to create web pages was HTML- hypertext markup language, which was very basic but allowed the designers to create normal pages with headings, paragraphs and hyperlinks. But with the emergence of torrents, it took very little time for the field to become competitive. Soon, there were many companies that invested into improving the language. On further development newer markup languages like XHTML (extensible hypertext markup language) and XML (extensible markup language) were created. With this the appearance of a web page began to change with images, graphics and cascading style sheets (CSS) soon taking over.But was it enough? No! There is always room for improvement. A major reason was the increasing craze of the internet and that it ceased to be just a “source of information”. Instead internet was now a source of entertainment & business too. so soon plug-ins (a small computer program that adds to a larger application) such as Java Runtime Environment, Adobe Flash and Quick Time made it possible for the web pages to have animations, videos & sounds in them. Attractive? Yes, after all that was its purpose!But problems began to arise when the web pages were being read on different browsers, on different computers each with their own quirks on reading the CSS. So soon newer layouts of CSS were introduced any computers running with newer versions of browsers ceased to have these problems. But many computers still use the old browsers like Internet Explorer 6 & Netscape Navigator 4. Do you have these browsers? Update to a new one soon!Just like any business, designing for the internet needed to have certain standards. The content needed to be relative and specific. The site needed to be user-friendly and appearance needed to be professional & appealing and the website needed to be easy to find on the search engines.Thus web designing has become what it is today! Ironic though it is, it takes hours of work for people to create what we access in seconds! And it is those hours of work that makes it the present and the future of information!