My Web Design Workflow and Tools.

Lately, I've been reading a few posts about design workflow processes and the tools used. I personally find it very interesting to hear about other's workflows since it's a self-taught kind of job. So I thought I'll share mine too and would love to hear about yours as well.

The standard process starts by gathering information that determines the project’s cost. No design related questions are yet asked unless related to the price. Before a price range is mentioned, we tend to ask the client for a rough budget that he’s willing to spend on this project just so we know who and what we are dealing with.

After the first step, I begin with the usual; I gather as much design-related information as I’m able to in order to help me visualize a stable wireframe and overall design. I then analyze and write down the basic elements of the site that might have to take up room in the layout's space; that way I know which elements to include in the wireframes.

When all elements are written down, I go old-fashioned and take out my sketching notebook and pen and start sketching about four or five messy wireframes. I prefer doing it in the old fashion way since it lets me sketch faster and couple more wireframes with ease.

 

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The entry "My Web Design Workflow and Tools." was posted on October 16, 2008 at 00:05 by Dor Dan.

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35 website footer designs, trends and styles.

As you might already know, good web design - in most cases - should contain basic elements such as easily used (yet beautiful) navigation menus, attracting headers, well written content, and for last, footers. In this post I would like to talk more about the last element that is becoming a very fascinating issue these days - the kinds and styles of footers.

In a lot of sites, footers are no longer a single line copyright text and/or a simple secondary navigation; nowadays they are more complex than that. They count as a factor every web designer needs to pay attention to when designing, just like to any other element.

The new trend is the Web 2.0 style. Now let's face it, we see them quite a lot and we can't disagree with the fact that they are simply awesome! Here is where footers play the role of accessibility and usability and becomes one of the most important elements in an overall website design. Web 2.0 footers attract readers and make them involved in the site's content - which also contributes a lot to a website. Let's think about it a bit, a reader finishes reading a post and at the end awaits him footer with lots of other content he can't avoid not to look at. Most cases the reader doesn't fly away after a five second look, instead he ends up reading more and more by this same exact process - it's genius!

 

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The entry "35 website footer designs, trends and styles." was posted on October 18, 2007 at 00:00 by Dor Dan.

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