Jun
11
2011

Web development: Importance of Content designing in web development

Web development: Importance of Content designing in web development

Article by Grace Alexa







Web Development or Web application development is a broad term used to describe activities that go in website design for intranet. There is a common misconception that website development means development of website which is exclusive of any designing aspects. Website design is the most important aspect of application development. The whole process of web development is ruled by design and content. The other most commonly over looked area is web content designing and development.

Content designing is a very important feature of website development. Many of the webmasters were slow to realise that content decides the future of their online existence. Content is the king of the internet jargon. Content designing is one of the most underestimated areas in the web development. Content designers or content developers are the people with specialized skills who work hand in hand with the programmers to develop a website or web application. Content designers are differentiated depending on the content format which they are developing for e.g.: Content designer working with the graphical content is called graphical designer. Similarly content designer working on the program driven content during application development is called programmer. Content designers who write instructional texts like manuals and help texts for web application are called Technical writers. Content designer working on development of e-learning pages is called instructional designer. The term content designer is mostly associated with the writer who designs contextual content for the websites.

Quality content decides the success of the webpage or web application. The quality content is essential for the success of a website. The success of any website development or application development is attributed to the precise positioning of the content. A website design or application design can be termed as successful only if its contents are easier to find and guides the customer to its focused goal. A through understanding of elements involved in specific area can generate ideas during the initial stages of web development. These ideas develop into powerful advertising gimmicks which arrest the attention of the visitor. The powerful content always has the capability to retain the visitor whereas other contents are just used for supporting the website. The content development, application development or web development process should be well defined with arrangement of content. Content designers should outline the ways to update the content from time to time in order to make it interesting and appealing.

3 points that content designer should keep in mind during content designing for the web development project

1. Content designer should understand the relevancy of content in particular website or web application. Many times the contents are created just to creep into search engines or just to grab the visitor’s attention whereas they don’t deliver any particular advantage.

2. Easier Navigation: Be it hard coded programming scripts during application development or a simple text in website development navigation is the most important thing. Write the things that can be easily found and easily understood. Most of the users will reach out to you through internet or customized web application. So write the text that can be easily found. Content should have clarity, persuasiveness and logic.

3. The more value your content offers to the visitor more they will stay on your web page. Adding value content to your website application is important to retain the customer.

Next time when you are outlining your website development strategy, put content designing on a high pedestal and decide the most important goal of your content.



About the Author

Author’s Bio: – Sigma InfoTech is an Australian based Web Designer firm specialising in Web Development, Website Development, Application Development, Website design Australia. Write editor to webmastergrace@gmail.com your comments and suggestions will be highly appreciated.

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