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Web Design Process

Posted 21 July 2009 - 11:03 AM

Hey Guys :)

I was wondering if you web designers would share your design process when creating a new web site for a client.

Mine tends to run a little like this:
1. Find out what the clients business is and who there potential visitors may be.
2. I then start on the logo first if they require one.
3. i then mock up several design layouts on paper and show them to the client.
4. Once i have the design layout i then start creating the HTML file, building each graphic in fireworks or photoshop as and when i need them.

but i feel this could be much improved as i haven't found the best way since i have only just started to web design for clients

cheers,

tommyflint

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Re: Web Design Process

Posted 21 July 2009 - 11:18 AM

I pretty much do the same thing, except I have a set of generic layouts already made up that I show clients, and html files to match them. Then all I have to do is add the content and change the colors. lol, probably not the best idea. Oh, well.
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Re: Web Design Process

Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:14 PM

I start the same way but go about the end differently.

- No paper mockup, I can't draw worth crap

I ask what type of site they want, a one(+) column site, blog style, any specific graphics style they want it to have, etc.

Then I go about creating the entire mockup skin in Fireworks, and make sure they are good with it.

Once they like what they see I go about slicing the image apart, and coding the HTML file.

From there, I add the content.
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Re: Web Design Process

Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:46 PM

1. Meet with the client or the account executive to layout what the client's web goals/desires/needs are
2. Create wireframe of the site, this is basically just the navigation and any key elements that you may have on the site, this allows you to make sure that you have enough room and that from a usability standpoint it works and is easy to navigate
3. Create 1 - 3 different designs and layout for the client to choose from
4. Develop the site templates
5. Create the pages
6. Drop the copy and images into the site
7. Insert analytic information
8. RUN SPELLCHECK!!!
9. Do SEO on all pages if client has provided funds for said services
10. Validate site
11. Create robot.txt page and sitemap for google.
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Re: Web Design Process

Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:28 PM

Cheers for sharing you processes :)

I'll give your process ago greg for my next client see if it improves things :)
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Re: Web Design Process

Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:17 PM

Here's an interesting article sort of pertaining to this very subject, mainly completing a website in full:

http://www.smashingm...questionnaires/

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Re: Web Design Process

Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:56 PM

View Postgregwhitworth, on 1 Aug, 2009 - 08:17 PM, said:

Here's an interesting article sort of pertaining to this very subject, mainly completing a website in full:

http://www.smashingm...questionnaires/

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Greg

it was my tweet that got him to post that. :)
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