Web design, in a basic sense, is the process of creating the web pages that make up a website. These pages display information (content) that can be found and accessed by web users through the internet. Many visual elements of web design are the same as those involved in other areas of design that are not web-related; these include things such as layout, colour, graphics and fonts.
Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design, interface design, authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software, user experience design, and search engine optimization. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all. The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the front-end (client side) design of a website including writing markup. Web design partially overlaps web engineering in the broader scope of web development.