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The Web Design Terms You Need To Know

Web design is a complicated practise that requires years of experience and a wealth of industry knowledge to really make the most of a website. We understand that very few people have the required know-how, which is exactly why VisionSharp provide a fantastic web design service- so that you don’t have to worry about the intricacies of the design process, and can simply tell us what you’d like from your website!

So if you know very little about web design and want to make use of our services, then it might be that you’re a little worried about becoming a little lost amidst all of the industry specific jargon. Of course, here at VisionSharp we do our very best to walk you through the entire design process, but there will be occasions when you be unsure of what we’re telling you.

Well, there’s no need to panic, because we’re going to run you through some of the most common web design phrases:

Resolution: Let’s start with an easy one, shall we? When working with any team of web designers, you’re bound to hear the word “resolution” on a regular basis, and so it’s important that you understand that this refers to the number of pixels in an image. Obviously, the higher the resolution, the better the quality of the image- but low resolution means that an image will look very blurry. Keep this in mind if you’re being bamboozled by what you’re being told.

Typography: No, this doesn’t refer to the study of words, language or anything like that- as instead, typography is the word used to describe the arrangement of text. This can cover everything from where the words are placed on the page, to the font and the spacing between each letter and word. Whenever a web designer mentions typography, the important thing to remember is that they’re trying to make your website easier for people to read.

Alignment: This is all about making sure that your website is perfectly balanced and easy to use. Nobody wants to click onto a website and become confused by the layout- and causing any confusion or frustration is a sure-fire way of deterring users to your competitors. Alignment is all about making sure that everything is logically set out, as your website needs to maintain a certain sense of order while people explore it.

There are many other web design terms that we could run you through, and maybe one day we will do. But it’s important for you to understand these terms so that you can realise that we offer the best web design in Manchester! Contact our team today to discuss your requirements!


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