10 Ways to Avoid Web Design Disaster

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Developing a website design that is both visually stunning and effective at meeting business objectives is no small feat. It requires a productive collaboration between client and web design team, with both playing a vital role in the outcome.

Here are 10 ways you can improve this partnership to ensure a positive and business effective outcome.

1. Think about that your web design should focus on business objectives and user needs.

First what you need to know that it’s the designer’s job to worry about the details. Don’t think a lot about the details of the design. Instead, think about two things : How will users respond to your design? Will it meet my business objectives? This is what it need to be your focus.

2. Think about problems, not solutions.

That sounds wrong, yes ? If you want to get the best from Your designers, Your focus needs to be here. Here is one example, if you are worried that the color choices won’t sit well with your audience, tell that to your designer. Then let your designers come up with a best solution. In that case, both of you are playing in the same team — you are employing your knowledge of your business and audience, and your designer is utilizing creativity and knowledge.

3. Avoid your bias, and think about users.

Web design is very subjective. We all have our opinion when it comes to design. Things, colours and elements in design that we like or hate will be our wishes in web design, but the real question is, will the users like it?

4. Always re-examine yourself and others.

When other tell you what they think of your web design, always ask them why they feel the way they do. Why don’t they like the icons, or colors? Why do they think the your logo should be made smaller or bigger ? Always ask yourself the same questions.

5. Listen from the mistakes of others.

You can find online a considerable amount of science and researches behind the discipline of digital development. Also You can find many shared experiences of other people who have had experience in design, and those who have shared the problems and solutions you encounter.

6. Always test it.

If you find yourself unsure about the design direction or disagreeing, test your design. Also if you love the way things are going, test the design. You need to get feedback from a bigger group of people. Testing the design will give you the confidence, and some hard evidence, that things are heading in the right direction.

7. Get rid of stress, everything can be corrected.

Your web can be changed at any time, and dont worry if you made some mistake. Making a design decision doesn’t have to be a life or death choice. If something goes live and users don’t like it, it always can be altered.

8. Look at what your competition has done

There is nothing wrong with looking at your competition, or any other website, for your inspiration.

9. Choose your decision-makers with extra care

We already wrote that design is subjective, and if you show idea and design to too many people it can be hard to make the decision, and your decision-making process will be always blocked. Instead, select a few right people invloved in this process.

10. Brief your listeners

Make sure you thoroughly brief anyone who is viewing the design for the first time so they can know the rationale behind what they are seeing.

If you’re looking for a talented web design team, someone to guide you through the process, or both, that’s what we do at Ankora Inc.

Contact us at to learn more.

www.ankorainc.com

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