In the final part of our four part series about the design process, we are going to talk about turning your layout into a website. This article will assume that the revision process has been finalised. If it is not, it’s imperative that you do not progress any further with implementing your website design.

This process is all about realising your initial concept. Your reward for the many hours of tireless work put into the layout design. However, this part isn’t as simple as uploading your layout, as now it is time to build the interface which will make it work. Coding, the lifeblood of any website, will unfortunately either make or break your layout design. As we earmarked in our first installment, if you have worked thus far with the final product in mind, this will be a lot easier.

There are many forms of website code that are commonly utilised throughout the IT industry. Some that you may encounter on an almost daily basis are:

  • HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • JavaScript
  • PHP

Design Implementation
Whilst all of these script languages are designed to provide their own, unique benefits, not all of them are required, as determined by how you want your site to act. HTML and CSS are perhaps the most common, due to the flexibility they offer to largely simple designs. JavaScript and PHP are predominantly used for form based websites, where input and output variables are required. The last two languages are more adept, per say, for eCommerce website design.

Understanding which type of code will benefit your website most is integral to completing the process of your web design layout. Should the coding be completed, and your interface is acting as you intended, you may wish to look over your design once more. Investigating whether there are any tweaks and improvements that you can make will help you enormously in the future, as revision will be required on a regular basis.

Why is this the case? The IT industry is unique, in that emerging trends and advancements in how we complete tasks occur on a seemingly daily basis. Your website layout, whilst it looks fantastic now, may be outdated in a matter of months, if not weeks. It is this understanding of having to keep one step ahead of the field that is crucial to the longevity of your design. This may only require minor adjustments to comply with new attributes, however these small tweaks will make a world of difference.

IT Consulting Company is a Melbourne based provider of digital advertising, mobile site development, and interface design. Since our inception in 2013, we have aided many small to medium sized businesses find their voice on the world stage. You can call our friendly digital strategy consultants today on 1300 770 119, to see what they can do for your company.

We hope that you enjoyed this edition of our four part series on the design process, and that you found all the chapters inspiring and informative.

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