Web Design Process

February 18, 2012 by  
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Web Design Process

New designers and amateurs often fumble while setting up a website structure. A clear mapping of the thoughts is very much important at the start of a process. It is as important as a blueprint of architecture before starting up the construction. They shun this path and lead themselves to failure. This article would try to put a light over all the required pillars in a website design. This, at its most basic, is the process of design:

Planning
Content Building
Designing
Development

Planning: – The moment the idea about your website appearance clicks in your mind you need to plan about the color scheme, theme, navigation, call to action, links in header/footer, numbers of links, things to include on the home page, where to put no follow and where not, about robot.txt, ht access and many other things.

There are few things which do not fall under web designing process but still I mentioned them as these days these issues are quite normal so it will be better if you make a note of it.

Content Building
Preparation of your content makes you comfortable while adjusting it with your design. The content must be in sync with the design. The pictures which you are putting must complement your design or vice-versa, otherwise it will create confusion. Suppose your site is about office stationary but the image in your site shows a student studying on a table, no match hence a flop idea.

Designing
If your first two steps has been performed up to correction then the designing part is going to be a fun activity. Since you are very much clear about your idea you just have place things in their place.

But remember do not go wild in your designing, stay focused about your targeted visitors and think about them while designing.

Development
Development is actually about your technical expertise. Its not at all necessary that one who designs develops too. Development is about setting your website structure then be it navigational or page structure. HTML/XHTML/PHP etc coding falls under it too.

Many designers jump directly on designing avoiding the first two steps and mess the whole thing. If you will follow the process carefully you will certainly give birth to a masterpiece. One more thing which needs to be present in a web designer is patience. After all good things take time to come.

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