Web designing has become sophisticated in recent years. Marketing departments were once in charge of a company’s web presence. Blunders such as these resulted in botched designed, unorganized layouts, and maze-like site navigation. Thankfully, web design is taken far more seriously now.
Today, color theory, psychology, demographic appeal, content, design sense, and user navigability are major components addressed by skillful web designers. Now, design and development must be coupled with a site’s business objectives. A well developed site should also convey purpose and clarity. The design elements strike delicate balances between form, substance, and theme. It is imperative that the entire approach is extremely well choreographed. Web site design and development are necessary to extend an organization’s brand. Designers are constantly testing new methods to improve user experience without diminishing the company brand or message.
High end boutique designers are constantly analyzing every facet of their design and development techniques in hopes of reaching perfection. However, that web perfection is complicated and difficult to achieve.
Another major component of web design includes considering how web pages relate to one another. The following questions should be asked: Do you have the necessary embedded web links, anchor pages, and graphical user interfaces (GUI)? Is the site intuitive? Can a first time user navigate easily? Is the web site copy completing? What audience is the copy intended for? Does the site have an entertainment factor? Any selectively incorporated video? Much needs to be considered when designing and developing an effective web presence. Do your web site designers test color theory? Do they know how and when to leverage white space? Should the site designers incorporate Web 2.0? What open source material should be used? Are you looking to create a mash-up? Do you need a widget, and if so, where?
An exceptional amount of thought should contribute to designing and developing a site. If you leave your site to amateurs you get what you pay for. One should only trust their web work to a highly specialized creative service boutique with an impressive portfolio of previous works. Contact Firm Consulting today for recommendations leading you in the direction of gifted professionals.