I’m going to give you my basic tips to design a good website for new web designers if you’re a new web designer you might actually find these tips very helpful. Even if you’re not and you’re someone who’s already got experienced or established these tips might still be very valuable to you and make you reconsider how you’re approaching your web design projects.
So let’s go ahead and jump right into it tip number one before you ever start doing a single line of code before you ever touch your computer make sure that you fully understand the brief.
Firstly what website design is supposed to accomplish make sure that you understand what the goals of your client or your employer.
Take the perspective of your employer or client and use it to influence all of your decision making rather than thinking purely from the perspective of a designer or even a coder.
What might make sense from an artistic or from a functionality perspective may not help accomplish the end goal of reaching new business new clients or selling products or services.
So you really need to make sure that that is a priority in your mind you understand what your client really needs for you so it’s your execution aligns to that short version.
Make sure you have a brief that just clearly communicates what the outcome and the expectations need to be. If a client doesn’t provide you with a brief then make sure you’re asking them the right questions.
Before you ever go to a computer and write a single line of code yet again there’s one more other thing that I would really say you should be doing and that’s that you should mock up your design.
You can either use pen and paper or you can do what I’m starting to do which is you can use Adobe comp CC as a mobile app for iOS to mock-up your designs and lay them out and get a real feel for where the placement of all your different elements should be.
This can help you inform your design process because by the time you go to the code on the computer you’re just executing on the roadmap that you’ve already outlined for yourself.
So this can be extremely helpful for you up so that you’re saving time and you’re being very effective the other thing.
You must definitely emphasize on mobile design workflows and tools like Bootstrap as a framework for responsive and mobile design this is going to be extraordinarily helpful to you in your career.
Because now there’s a bigger focus on mobile design and mobile experiences because it’s usually the first way that an end user interacts with a website today so make sure that your websites are designed for mobile first and that they look good on all the devices.
The user experience UX design is something that’s very trendy to talk about right now but the reality is you just need to really take a step back and not think about it as a designer or a coder and really think about how someone is going to use it.
Think about how your best friend or one of your parents or where your grandparents would use this website think about how a six-year-old child would use this website if they can’t use it then you might need to reconsider.
When you focus on user experience you’re going to make sure that your clients and that their customers and clients are very happy with the experience that you’ve created and developed for them.
It’s very important that your website must be definitely SEO friendly. To achieve higher ranks on search engines like Google we need to have SEO friendly design code with enough related contents.
Well I hope these tips helped you out if you have questions leave those in the comment section I’ll try and answer as many of them.