Posted on 21-05-2012 | Posted in Creative Designing, HTML, Photoshop, Ui Design, Web Designing
Creativity breathes life into successful websites. Creative ideas and solutions can sometimes seem like guesswork—and guessing is risky business. So what can designers do to show clients they’re using a solid strategy and have the best intentions?
A solid and universal perceptive of goals, organization, layout, personality, and fit and finish will create an background in which you (and the project owner) can rely on carefully discussed and well documented ideas. It’s a design Confident. Make sure your design counselor keeps you aware of cut-off dates for options and upgrades. You may not be able to cancel a selection once you’ve authorized it, even if the cut-off date hasn’t passed.
Targets and realistic goals you should know why you are creating a website. Wild assumption can lead to broken expectations, and ambiguous goals will lead to false assumptions. fuzzy goals like ’selling more stuff’ or ‘getting extra exposure’ are not relevant for even short term process. The simple and the most efficient tool for creating powerful and clear set goals is the modified receipt criteria. The more agile developers use the acceptance criteria for demonstrating the need of task. By providing a few extra tweaks, the capturing of design goals becomes easy. The goal should describe the idea, path and time frame along with other basics for achieving the preferred ends.
Organize the pages People will grow loving of a website where they can achieve their goals without having to think. Users’ mental power should be spent on solve their problems.
People like those websites which reduce their part of thinking process. The mental energy of a user should be guided towards his problem solving, and not in finding ways of website working. Card sorting is one of the most efficient ways of organizing a website. All the pages of a website should be listed, and their titles should be written on index cards. The card should be then placed on the table and moved around, until a perfect sensing of all categories and subcategories is achieved. If you are unable to take the task in person and do have time for team work, then spreadsheets could also be used. While working on a redesign, consult the analytic for finding out which papers received what amount of traffic. These processes can increase the usefulness and usability of the website
Lay out the pages we need to develop a solid understanding of the design’s visual chain of command. An attention map is a list of goals for a page with point values assigned to each goal. Allow just enough points to see a good allocation, but not too few that you force a lot of similar point values. The idea is to get a firm understanding of how the goals transmit to each other so you can form a solid hierarchy of content. The designs visual hierarchy should be then understood in detail. Mathematics along with attention maps could be used. The attention map has the goal list along with the point values which are assigned to each goal. Adequate number of points should be allocated for getting a good distribution. The use of attention maps helps in determining the clear space needed for each goal on the page. Straightforward and strategic distribution of options should then be done in a manner to exactly fit the attention map, goals and organization.
Develop the personality for creating a strong exciting and powerful link; a strong prototype can be created. The prototype is derived from people from different historical backgrounds, languages and sizes from around the world. Different archetypes have different gifts, fears, strengths and weaknesses. A good selection can help in generating trust and building memory.
Get the right fit and finish the designing behavior help in reinforcing and supporting content. Opposing behavior should be used for boundary creation. You can then clarify the specific look given to the website. This will also help you in reviews. The behavior can be added, deleted or changed as and when the need arise.
If various concepts and process like goals, personality, layout, organization, fit and finish are understood in a solid manner, a good environment can be created. You will also have small margins of error, lesser broken expectations and a more purposeful exploration which will lead to a better website design.