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
Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all.
- Marketing and communication design
- User experience design and interactive design
- Part of the user interface design is affected by the quality of the page layout.
Web designers may choose to limit the variety of website typefaces to only a few which are of a similar style, instead of using a wide range of typefaces or type styles. Most browsers recognize a specific number of safe fonts, which designers mainly use in order to avoid complications. Font downloading was later included in the CSS3 fonts module
A creative or graphic designer is responsible for illustrating, photographing and laying out promotional and functional materials for a business.
The page layout and user interface may also be affected by the use of motion graphics. The choice of whether or not to use motion graphics may depend on the target market for the website.