Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video What is a web design workflow?, part of Web Design: Efficient Workflow.
- A web design workflow is the process you follow, or the series of steps you take, as you develop a design for a website. To work efficiently, there should be some logic and order to the tasks you perform to create the design. New designers and seasoned designers alike can benefit from seeing one possible set of steps, which can then be followed exactly, or adapted to any existing workflow. The main goal is to work as efficiently as possible while reducing redundancies and streamlining the design process.
Whether you already have a workflow or haven't yet developed one, this course is intended to expose you to new ideas as I walk through the process that works for me. As far as prior experience with web design goes, this course can benefit everyone designing for web and mobile, especially those with some general web design experience and understanding of aesthetics for the web and a working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and other software used to create web graphics. During the course, I'll share new insights, skills, and techniques, that you can certainly adapt to any future web, mobile, or print design project.
In my own experience, I try to keep an open mind while learning and then take a take what you need and leave the rest attitude as far as choosing which new skills to use in my professional practice going forward. Design workflows, like any creative process, are simply suggestions for working to your maximum potential. The benefits of learning from other designers can upgrade your own skills exponentially. The more you know, the more skills you have to draw from, the easier it will be for you to enjoy the design process.
This course is designed to help boost the abilities of web designers and graphic designers, improving productivity and creativity. Sue shows you how to broaden your workflow while keeping the process efficient and focused. The tips she provides are applicable whether you are starting from nothing, redesigning layout ideas received from a client, or creating a mockup from a wireframe in coordination with UX teams.
- UX and wireframing
- Capturing the essence of a business
- Designing the mockup
- Fine-tuning the layout
- Making final revisions