Define and Completely Understand Site Objectives
If you are going to start designing a website based on fewer details of requirements, you are definitely being frustrated later by numerous changes and additions within it. This can be avoided by taking some extra time with the client to learn what the site is all about and what its objectives to be achieved. In most cases, this should be completed before any type of design work begins. Studying this can gives you a clear idea of what the website is to become and how it is to behave in manner of interaction. Implementing this as a first step in your designing process can help you and your client to define features and front-end requirements, and prevents wasting time in making changes later.
Know the Targeted Audience
The target audience is those peoples for whom a site is intended. Obviously, understanding the site perspectives will give you a good idea of the audience, but further examination is necessary to fully understand what type of users these people will be and what they will do on site. Once you have a good understanding of this, you can design features to best outfit these visitors. Implementing this step prevents wasted time in trying to build a site that pleases everybody on web.
Create Wireframes of Website
A wireframe is used to set the layout of a site without using color schemes or design elements. Basically it defines the size and position of page elements such as headings, navigation, and content blocks. Using a wireframe helps those involved in a project determine and set proper priority and weight on vital elements of a design. Once the wireframes are completed and they have been approved by client, adding the color, graphics element, and typography is much easier that ever.
SEO – Search Engine Optimization
It is a surprising fact that many web designers don’t realize the importance of SEO. Basically Search Engine Optimization is simply consolidated steps to drive more traffic towards web site from search engines. The success of any website depends upon the amount of traffic that it gets, so ignoring SEO out of your web design process prevents a site from reaching its potential visitors.
Hopefully you see how these steps can help you for creating a better web site and do it in a more structured and efficient manner.