Website architecture is the planning and design of the technical, functional and visual components of a website – before it is designed, developed and deployed.
It is used by website designers/Business Development Executive and developers as a means to design and develop a website.
Website architecture is used in creating a logical layout of a website in line with the user and/or business requirements.
Website’s architecture also includes:
- Technical constraints such as server, storage. Memory and communication interfaces.
- Functional aspects such as the type of services or processes the website will provide.
- Visual appearance, i.e. the user interface, colors, buttons and other visual design elements.
- Security parameters i.e. how the website will ensure secure access control and transactions.
- interaction design
- user interface design
- information design
- web design
- graphic design
- content strategy