What is web design?
Web design, or website design, is the process by which a website is planned and designed before development takes place. Sometimes the term is used interchangeably with web development, but to be really accurate it refers to the work leading up to the day when the developer starts to build the site. If done thoroughly, the web design process will ensure that your website achieves your objectives and looks the way you want it to when it finally goes live.
In a lot of respects, it is like the planning stage or architect’s plans in a building project, you would never dream of letting the builders start work until you had signed off the plans for the new build on paper. Likewise, it would be foolish to rush in and start developing a website before you have gone through the web design process.