Our web design for your website
We design and implement your website or your entire website. You don't have a precise idea yet and need ideas? No problem. Beate has the qualifications and the experience to advise you. Do you already have a clear idea of what your site should look like and are you looking for someone who can implement this web design for you at a fair price? Very good - Thomas is an experienced web developer and can implement the site exactly as you want. Contact us.
To do this, we either create the necessary photos ourselves with our semi-professional equipment and several years of experience in the field of digital photography, or we digitizeWe scan originals up to A4 with up to 2400 dpi, we photograph larger ones your photos and prepareBefore publishing photos, the meta information should be cleaned up and the image size and resolution adjusted. them for supply on the internet.
Web design is - due to the medium - a relatively young discipline of design. While the beginnings of classic design for print media occurred with the introduction of book printing by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, the Internet is a relatively new medium. The World Wide Web was only invented between 1991 and 1993. The first version of HTML was adopted in 1992. The design options of this first version were very limited and purely text-oriented.
In 1993 a new version of the language standard appeared (also without a version number), which also supported graphics and bold or italic texts. With such means it is not yet possible to think about web design.
With HTML version 3.2 from 1997 it became possible to properly influence the design of a website with tables and text flowing around the images. With the appearance of private and business websites and the standardization of the HTML metalanguage, a need for design began to develop here too.
What is professional web design?
In October 2014, HTML5 was set as the new standard for the Internet. Together with the meanwhile impressive possibilities of CSS and the increasing spread and use of mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets, a new design concept increasingly developed. Today, premises such as "mobile first" and "responsive web design" have become indispensable in the field of professional websites.
What does web design cost?
Although we've been doing this for a long time, we can't answer this question like that. Every entrepreneur knows that advertising is necessary. But he himself determines how much he wants to spend on advertising. A website is a way of drawing attention to yourself or your company. Many also rate the credibility of a company on their website. A reputable website is therefore important.
Now of course you can buy a tool and design and implement the site yourself. It hardly costs any money, but it costs a lot of time. Whether the result is really a professional website depends on the knowledge and the time invested. At the other extreme, you can of course hand over the entire part from drafting the corporate design to writing the content and creating and optimizing photos to the implementation and maintenance of a page that is precisely tailored to you. The time required here is low, but the costs are very high and are often well into the four-digit range.
In between there is the area of small web designers and freelancers, to which we also belong. These offer professional and creative solutions for manageable costs, but require a certain idea of what the result should look like. Existing content and photos are very welcome here, as they reduce the effort and costs. The design options are significantly greater with us than with purchased tools, but in some areas they do not reach the capabilities of large agencies.
Where do these costs come from?
There is now an unmanageable number of devices with which websites are viewed. While only a handful of resolutions were common in the early days of the Internet and only a few browsers were available, the picture has changed significantly today.
A website should look the same and equally good on all end devices - regardless of what it is.
- a mobile phone with a resolution of 640x360 pixels (such as Galaxy S5),
- a tablet with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels (like the Fire HD 8),
- a television with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (FullHD),
- a computer workstation with a resolution of 7680x4320 pixels (full ultra high definition) or
- a printer with A4 or A3 paper
Inexpensive web design
Not only has the complexity of web development increased significantly, the existing tools and frameworks have also become more and better. Through the consistent use of frameworks, significant time savings in web design are possible without affecting the appearance or functionality of the page. In particular, the demand for optimization for mobile devices ("mobile first") is currently an important point in the classification in search engines. Without such optimization, pages will be demoted in the search index.
We have concentrated on the frameworks Pure CSS, W3 and Bootstrap because, in our opinion, they cover a large part of the possible focuses in web design - from the very light and small Pure CSS with an emphasis on size and short loading times to the CSS framework from w3schools up to Bootstrap as an "all-round carefree package", which is also significantly larger and therefore leads to longer loading times.
Furthermore, we work with SASS / SCSS which allow us to implement even major changes to the web design quickly and easily. We have the famous quote from Albert Einstein: "Make things as simple as possible. But not simpler!" and the KISS principle of software development (Keep it simple, stupid) adopted into the web design - the desired result should be achieved as easily as possible. Through the consistent use of the KISS principle and the use of suitable frameworks, we can reduce the development time for web design and thus lower costs. Of course, the pages we create are also "responsive" (adaptation of the content of the page to the size of the screen) and based on the premise "mobile first". Get an offer.
CMS (Content management systems)
A word about the online CMS, i.e. content management systems installed on the web server, which many web designers like to use: yes, these tools simplify the design, creation and updating of websites. But: A server that is permanently connected to the internet (and that is the case with web servers) should be secured as much as possible. Securing always starts with installing only what is absolutely necessary for the operation of the server. Any software that is installed must be kept up to date and can still have security gaps. And every security hole is exploited at some point to change or delete page content or to access internal information.
Of course, writing purely static websites is not a solution either, as every change to the design entails many changes to the files. We therefore work with an offline CMS. This offers us the same benefits as the online CMS, but runs on a computer that is not accessible from the internet. This offline CMS creates static pages from the data, a template and the framework, which are then stored on the web server. The security that can be achieved in this way is worth the small additional expense to us.