Web design is a collection of different skills used together to create and maintain websites. To build a successful website that can handle large volumes of traffic while still reacting responsively, web designers have to look at many different aspects of the site. Will the website be getting many mobile users? Will the design be able to reflow into a suitable, non-broken layout? Is the website future proof? These are aspects of web design that many programmers and artists are focused on today. With the explosion of smartphones, tablets and mobile computers it is even more important today than it was 2 years ago. New technologies like HTML5, Googles SPDY and WebM will help make the Internet a faster and more beautiful thing. But how is a web designer supposed to keep up with all of these emerging technologies?

The best thing to do is to create a website that uses the latest tech so that it will last a long while before it needs a major update.
Build the website with SEO in mind at the start. This means that you can maximize the traffic the website receives and you don’t have to edit and change the websites design after you have finished making it look pretty. It is more important to have a website that is search engine friendly rather than one that looks pretty but doesn’t attract any people!

Make sure that the website can adjust to different screen sizes. From underpowered Android phones with a 320×160 resolution all the way up to 2048×1536 of the latest iPads and MacBook Pros. There are many WordPress themes that are designed to scale to just about every screen size. These can save you a lot of time and effort as most of the intricate programming and web design is already done for you.

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