Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system. Another definition for design is a roadmap or a strategic approach for someone to achieve a unique expectation. Understanding what is actually meaningful to people in terms of their interaction and the form it should take represents the very essence of 'designing a great experience'. However, equal importance must also be placed on accurately translating our understanding so a design can feel as meaningful as possible. Regardless of the proposed technology the ultimate goal is to make any design and the experience as meaningful as possible to the user.
"Design is not just what it looks like, It's how it feels" - Steve Jobs
Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; UI design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimization.
"Faces of type are like men’s faces. They have their own expression; their complexion and peculiar twists and turns of line identify them immediately to friends, to whom each is full of identity" - J.L. Frazier
Website design means planning, creation and updating of websites. Website design also involves information architecture, website structure, user interface, navigation ergonomics, website layout, colors, contrasts, fonts and imagery (photography) as well as icons design.