Those of you who may not be familiar with the details of beginner web designers, may find it overwhelming when approaching a web design project.
However, beginner web designers doesn’t have to be dramatically different in approach than projects and with the right other creative processes in place it can be more manageable.
Here are 10 tips that will help you get started with your new design projects and give you a clear better feel so you don’t get stuck and overwhelmed with prospects when designing a website. And these ideas can be applied to other creative projects as well.
1. Create a Design Brief
One of the biggest mistakes that designers make, whether working on web design projects or any other type of assignment, is not getting a brief early in the process. Having a design brief and knowing what project is supposed to be accomplished and what the expectations are can make all the difference the project you can handle and what methods you use to implement it.
2. Create Comp or Wire-frame
Too often designers jump straight to a computer and a blank slate at the start of their work. The result is a lot of time wasted trying to decide what to do next. If you start a project with a “road map,” it’s very easy to get straight to work and be more productive. Consider using either pencil and paper or a mobile app like Adobe Comp CC to develop a basic layout for what the website should look like. You can always continue working in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to create something detailed enough for client approval.
3. Understanding the Site’s First Structure
Having a layout for your site is a good start, but knowing how the internal structure of the pages will relate to one another can be even more rewarding. When you know how many pages your site has, how many different layouts you need, and what the relationships between the pages are, it can add clarity to you. Knowing this, you can work from the beginning with the end in mind and avoid duplicating back to correct your mistakes. Adding new pages or alternative layouts can also be easier.
4. Gather Assets and Resources First
Before you start work, have one of the required logos, a photo and an ideal copy of text. This means you won’t be building something that has to figure out how to align it with other assets later on. As a result, your website will feel more intentional and consistent. Ask these things in front of your clients and emphasize how important they are for you to get to work and get them done in an efficient manner.
5. Focus on Responsive Design
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