Learn More About Planning Your Website.
For those beginning web design, it’s always easy to get carried away with all these ‘cool’ new web technologies. New marketing avenues, new SEO tools, the potential of social media, web 2.0 properties – well, it is very much a pretty exciting space to be in.
But with more and more web technologies coming into the landscape, providing a comprehensive user experience for web audiences is fast becoming less of the problem (I can still remember the days when opt-in boxes had to be hand-coded). The challenge definitely becomes more smooth-running because of all the web technologies that keeps on coming and coming.
The advancement of technology in web designing is also one of the key difference that can be compared before, because unlike before where once you already have your own website, you can already settle for it, but now, you really have to compete since there are now a lot of visible competing websites. With audiences constantly bombarded with possibilities, options and opportunities in every inch of web real estate, the one with the most focused message to the most targeted audience lends itself to competitive advantage.
Considering the fact that there are now different current events that keeps on arriving, the designing and planning of websites are now more complex and complicated since the process of designing it becomes more critical. Not only does it describe the website project for the designer, but more importantly, it identifies the boundaries, the limits.
Another thing which is different from designing a web before and today is that, limitations are now more rampant compared before. Those days when the buzz phrase was to ‘think outside the box’ is all, but gone. People are now taught to limit their selves in what is in store for them compared before, hence, limitation is now rampant.
The most intense part in having a website is definitely the planning process, hence, the strategies to be used should be taken seriously. Nevertheless, planning of the website should not consume too much time considering that the assembly of the website is very time-consuming.
You need to know that before you plan a website, more and more elements are coming your way.
Some might argue that those strategies are beyond the scope of the role and responsibilities of the designer.