If you’re contemplating working with a web designer, then you may be curious how they come up with ideas. For example, do they have a set process? Do web designers work together to come up with new ideas? Or do they use a template to sculpt the basis of your website? In this article, we discuss everything you need to know.
Web designers use similar websites for inspiration
Many web designers will use similar websites within the same niche for inspiration. For example, if designing an online sporting goods shop, then the designer will analyze other similar sites for inspiration.
Often, the process includes implementing components and ideas from various different sites, culminating into the final product. This method produces a unique but familiar website feel, and often is well received by their target demographic.
Years of experience
Alongside specific techniques for creating a new website design, the amount of experience a web designer has drastically affects their thought process and ability to come up with new ideas. For example, a web designer with ten years of experience will have created websites across many more niches than a designer with one year of experience.
We’re not saying you need to choose a web designer with more experience than your own age, but you should at least somewhat take it into account.
Structure first, design later
Following on from our previous, many designers focus on the structure of a website first, then focus on the design a little later. The structure is the most important component – it is how the user interacts with the website, moves between pages, and how responsive the site is. Once the structure is optimized, the design process then begins.
Often, a template is followed for the structure, with this edited as the process goes on to tailor create this to your website, theme, and niche.
Web designers work directly with their clients for the best results
Finally, web designers worth their money work directly with their clients for the best results. It isn’t a case of hiring a designer, disappearing, then delivering a website in the space of a week. No. Instead, it’s a long process of design and feedback, implementing their ideas, brainstorming together, and creating a website that is right for YOU and your business.
So, if you’re in need of a web developer or designer, then I’d love to hear from you. Contact me today to see how I can help you build your dream website, whether a personal project, for your business, or something else entirely.