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Ensuring a website is consistent and easy to maintain are two of the biggest headaches faced by larger organisations. Fortunately pattern libraries can help.
Clients like to have the ultimate say about design sign-off, but are they best qualified to make that decision? If not, then what is the alternative?
The prevailing wisdom is that websites should be incrementally improved, but is that belief always correct or is there a place for major redesign?
There is an expectation that websites should be responsive and work across devices. However, what does that actually mean and do we all have the same expectations?
Just because we follow web design best practice doesn’t mean our clients and bosses will accept it. What do we do when they adamantly demand things are done their way?
We often reduce brand down to a logo, colour palette and some nice typography. In reality it is more about personality than visuals.
Moodboards are an established tool in the web design process, but are often produced in isolation by the designer. Perhaps it is time we consider bringing other people into the process.
Nothing causes more disagreement than design. But what if we could design with data, rather than relying on subjective opinion?
Most web designers consider the creation of wireframes an important part of their web design process. However, less consider it a group activity.
It is not unusual for usability experts to claim that aesthetics are not important. If a site is usable that is all that matters. However, that is simply not true – design matters.
User personas have become a staple deliverable for branding and web agencies. But, how useful are they really and what other tools help us understand users better?
We all know that testing the sites we produce is important and there are well established techniques for testing usability. But what about testing aesthetics? What about testing design?
What challenges surround interpreting brand guidelines for the web? Are branding agencies equipped to bring a brand online or does it need expert knowledge?