Dictionary.com has 17 different definitions for design. The ones that seem most relevant to our work include:

  • to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed), esp. to plan the form and structure of: to design a new bridge.
  • to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully.
  • to intend for a definite purpose
  • to form or conceive in the mind; contrive; plan
  • to assign in thought or intention; purpose
  • an outline, sketch, or plan, as of the form and structure of a work of art, an edifice, or a machine to be executed or constructed.
  • the combination of details or features of a picture, building, etc.; the pattern or motif of artistic work
  • a plan or project

But beyond the formal definitions, there are also the loose meanings that teams working on Web pages assign to the word, including:

  • the person or team responsible for making a site "look good"
  • the look of a website as a whole
  • the look of an individual Web page
  • the work of building a website (as oppsed to planning it or writing content for it)
  • the person or team responsible for coding the website
  • the way the website "works"
  • the images and icons required for a website

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