Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video A guide to the web design process, part of Mapping the Modern Web Design Process.
- The purpose of this course is to give you an overview or a map of the Modern Web Design Process. What disciplines are involved and what steps we go through to build modern websites. Viewed from a distance, we can see the Modern Web Design Process as a series of discreet phases. Each of which focuses on a task or group of tasks. And each of which has a significant role to play in the creation of the final product. To help guide us through the process and provide a visual reference when you start on your own next big web design project, I've created a map of sorts that outlines the different phases, their order and sequence, their proportional length in relation to each other and how they relate.
As we move through the course, we'll walk through the map, starting at the on ramp of the PRE-PROCESS phase and then moving to CONTENT STRATEGY and cycling through the rest of the phases in clockwise order. You'll notice that the phases form a completed circle and that the last phase, LAUNCH + RESET, points back to the first, CONTENT STRATEGY. This is deliberate and an important realization in the web design process. A website is never done. It's a living and evolving entity and the second it is launched and the process has reached its end, it's time to start over and revisit the first phase.
You'll learn more about this circularity as we reach the end of the course. For now, take note of the guide to the Web Design Process and familiarize yourself with the phases and their order. Each chapter in this course will focus on one phase and I'll let you know when we move from one to the next. After all, that's what I'm here for, to be your guide as we map the Modern Web Design Process.
- Understanding what your users care about
- Creating user personas
- Creating content priority hierarchies
- Testing wireframes and interaction patterns
- Establishing a three-track build process
- Incorporating accessibility principles
- Using content blocks
- Testing and revising your web design
- Optimizing for social media and SEO
- Launching your web design
- Getting feedback from users
Skill Level Beginner
1. Web Design as a Process
2. Some Perspective
4. The Content Strategy Phase
5. Prebuild Testing
6. The Build Phase
7. The Test-and-Revision Phase
8. The Optimization Phase
9. Launch and Reset
10. Going Further with lynda.com
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