In this week’s edition of our four part series of what the design process entails, we’re going to be looking at arguably the toughest, most difficult section of the web development procedure revision. But why exactly is this part of the design methodology so difficult for many projects and designers to negate? In a nutshell, this is the stage of the project where designers and interested parties will combine all of their ideas, of which can lead to a convoluted process.
Any website developer will be able to tell you their own web design revision nightmares – from endless revisions for an unhappy client, to a changing brief which directly impacted the revision process. Even for the most experienced of website design artists, the revision part of the methodology is bound to still cause headaches, owing to confusion on what the revision of the design actually entails.
If we think of the revision process as one of refining the ideas and progression of the conceptual process, the revision part seems to be a lot less daunting than what it was originally. During this part, you will be largely playing around with what is in front of you, specifically testing aspects of your page layout to see:
- The engaging nature of your interface, viewed from a desktop and as a
- How well proportioned the layout is when combined together
- Whether any particular parts of your layout unintentionally dominate the page
- Any graphical enhancements you can make to improve the page
- The ease of navigation around your page
Any complaints or grievances during this vital stage of the procedure indicates a failure at the planning phase, rather than a failure of your own work. This is also further testament to the importance of getting everything right during the planning stage, ensuring that you can avoid headaches in this part of the process. This stage should be devoted to refining your ideas and processes, with the aim to be beginning to look at a finalised project.
For eCommerce website design, the revision process should have you looking at the overall functionality of the page itself, ensuring that no one product is more predominant than the other. Your eCommerce design should also not distract from the product catalogue itself, employing a muted and subtle concept behind the design, and ensuring that this carries over to the viewer.
The most important thing to consider in this stage, however, is the realisation of all of your ideas and concepts throughout the planning and drafting stage coming to fruition. It is at this point that you should be seeing principles that you hold as key ingredients in the design itself coming into shape, and refining those same ideas into one large, polished structure. Ultimately, the revision process is all about you, and your design evolving into what you imagined in the first place.
At IT Consulting Company, our revision process is based on one of transparency, constantly sharing ideas and visions with our clients, to come up with a solution that not only looks great, but also represents their business properly. Feel free to contact our digital strategist consultants at any time on 1300 770 119 to enquire about our design packages, and let us provide your business with a truly beautiful web space.
What did you think about the third part of our four part series? Have you ever had difficulty in this stage of the procedure yourself?
In this week’s edition of our four part series of what the design process entails, we’re going to be looking at arguably the toughest, most difficult section of the Read More