Sunday, December 20, 2009

Power Tips for how to Design for Web

  • As Precise as Possible
  • Most visible Area
  • What Users can Ignore?
  • Graphics VS Text
  • Grabbing Attention
  • Text Formatting
  • Graphics needs to be clean
  • White Space
AS PRECISE AS POSSIBLE
An average User spends 4 seconds on a Page that doesn't give enough time to make an impression on the user and get him engaged with your site. That means that you have to be as precise as possible in explaining what the site you are designing is all about.

MOST VISIBLE AREA

Up-left corner of the web site is most visible Area, main reason for this is that people read books and articles that way and early web sites and applications were designed that way


WHAT USERS CAN IGNORE?

Users are ad-blind. They learned to ignore banner ads or text ads. Avoid designing anything that looks like an ad. Also, users ignore large blocks of text. Nobody has the time to read great blocks of text just to get an idea of what the page is about.


GRAPHICS vs TEXT
One interesting fact. Text grabs more attention than any cool graphic! If you want to deliver a message to your reader I suggest using a large slogan instead of cool header image.

GRABBING ATTENTION
An average User spends 4 seconds on a Page that doesn't give enough time to make an impression on the user and get him engaged with your site. That means that you have to be as precise as possible in explaining what the site you are designing is all about.

TEXT FORMATTING
An average User spends 4 seconds on a Page that doesn't give enough time to make an impression on the user and get him engaged with your site. That means that you have to be as precise as possible in explaining what the site you are designing is all about.

GRAPHICS NEEDS TO BE CLEAN
An average User spends 4 seconds on a Page that doesn't give enough time to
make an impression on the user and get him engaged with your site. That means that you have to be as precise as possible in explaining what the site you are designing is all about.

WHITE SPACE
An average User spends 4 seconds on a Page that doesn't give enough time to
make an impression on the user and get him engaged with your site. That means that you have to be as precise as possible in explaining what the site you are designing is all about.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

For Effective Design

  1. Communication
  2. Usability
  3. Typography
  4. Navigation
  5. Details
  6. Approach
COMMUNICATION
For me Designing is all about finding the correct solution of a particular problem. That's why I feel most important aspect would be understanding the User and centering everything around him.

USABILITY
» Always! Everything we Design should be easy to use.
 
» A Design should be Joy to Use. 
» The True challenge of Design, i feel is making something look visually beautiful but combining this with a lot of usability.

TYPOGRAPHY
» Designing on a Grid, This makes things more Orderly.

» Web Design without typography is like Orange without its peel, its just incomplete.

NAVIGATION
Navigation is the most important element. I try to make the site content organized into logical sections and that the navigation than reflects this.


DETAILS
» Little things like spacing and buttons
have huge impact on the overall designs.
» I try to take a balanced outlook on the importance of individual and design elements. However, one area I often catch myself obsessing over is color selection.

APPROACH
I usually spends the most amount of time focused on solving
my clients objective. Aesthetically speaking, I tend to get caught up in the subtle of details of design, trying to make everything is "JUST RIGHT"


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