How to design Website
In 2000, there was a boom in dot-com companies in Korea. The dot-com bubble is a bubble economy phenomenon that spanned from 1995 to 2000 when the stock market in industrialized countries saw a rapid rise in equity prices as the Internet-related sector grew. Korea was no exception. Companies competed to create and manage Internet-based companies, and most investors poured all the money into dot-com companies to the extent that rumors circulated that anyone with a website would receive investment. As I recall, there was a trend in the market for training and hiring web designers and webmasters to create and manage websites for companies like this.
In such an atmosphere, I studied medical informatics and obtained a master's degree. And I thought it would be helpful for my work, so I enrolled in a computer art school in Jongno-gu, Seoul. After completing the web design and webmaster courses, I got the relevant professional certification. It was a time full of ambition and vision. Looking back, I had a tight and tiring day with work and studied simultaneously, but it was an excellent decision because the technology still feeds me.
And after getting a license, I planned and designed several websites. It was fun to work with programmers to create an interface and see the site being serviced and operated. However, after I left for Korea in 2006, I could not actively do this work. In other words, I lived a life close to nature-oriented. By the way, I recently started making a website again. Twenty years ago, creating a website required a lot of manpower, time, and cost. Because it was a team-based project, the team had to design, code, and get feedback by themselves as their roles. But 20 years later, the world has changed very quickly. At that time, website planning and development were the domain of related experts, but now anyone can create a website that suits their taste. Therefore, cost and time have been saved, so many more diverse and free-form sites appears. Most of all they are not always in the same frame and pattern as before.
Creating a website has also given me endless fun recently. Below is a website I recently worked on. Opposite to in the past, the programming steps were minimized, and it was good to be able to focus on the content of the site instead. Above all, it is good to be able to respect the taste of the client. In the past, several cases such as 1, 2, and 3 samples were made according to the needs, and the client chose the best one. But recently, the designer can communicate and negotiate with customer directly and it is also easy to fix it according to their needs and imagination. Therefore, it doesn't need to prepare some samples to present or choose it. For example, the recently created website minimized the images and icons because the client is a minimalist. Also, because it emphasized modern and popular trends, we gave more animation elements. In the past, the meaning and philosophy of images that inserted to the site was not so important. That was the reason that most website has similar form and patterns. The webdesigner made a separate their image library and used the images in it.
However, nowadays we can find the trend that the site's symbolism appears apparently even when only the homepage is opened. In other words, in my case, I invested more time and effort when creating the images used because I wanted to add more artistic elements.
The website will re-publish its address when the domain registration is completed and development is 100 % finished.
This opportunity made me realize that every experience is worthwhile. Once the website's design is completed, the domain must be registered and registered in the search engine. And you have to get feedback and make corrections constantly. I hope that a record of this series of processes can be of little help.
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Myungja Anna Koh