What does a web designer do?

Simply saying, a web designer makes websites, pages, and content for the Internet. In this article we briefly cover some of the main functions of a web designer. Web designer at work.

There are many types of websites, from the simplest, sometimes with just one web page, to the most complex, involving features such as online shopping, user accounts, software as a service (SaaS) or integration with management systems.

Depending on the size of each project, web designers may work in teams, or in collaboration, with programmers, web developers, project managers, digital marketing professionals and other web designers.

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The Evolution of Web Design

The history of Web Design is recent, beginning in the early 1990s when the internet started to become popular. Since then, the use of the internet has not stopped growing and today it is part of the everyday life of thousands of people.

It was in 1991 that the world’s first website arrived, combining the internet with HTML for the first time. At that time HTML was used in a very basic version, which made the appearance of the sites very simple and with a structure consisting of only a few headings and paragraphs.

Over time, web design evolved until it reached the responsive version in 2010, which is suitable for tablets and smartphones, so present today.

Gathering all this information, the creative agency Monitor has created an infographic that traces a timeline of web design. There are also some fun facts about internet usage these days, such as that one third of all daily online activity is spent watching videos and 34% of people use their smartphone five minutes after waking up.

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