The design of a website is the first thing that a user notices about your website. In today’s world where new website are being created almost every minutes, a great design gives you that extra edge over your peers. As they say that first impression is the last impression, the look and feel of a website creates a lasting impact on a user’s mind. Apart from being attractive, a perfectly designed website streamlines workflow and makes development more efficient. Also, since bad designs are everywhere as Norman quoted in his famous book “Design of Everyday Things”, a good design is definitely a bliss. A well designed website is also more scientifically oriented following the basic principles of human computer interaction.
There are many tools available for designing a website. Designing a website requires a wide variety of skills ranging from creative to technical. It requires patience, perseverance and an artist’s touch. To help the cause, various tools take care of different aspects of designing a website. Initially we define the scope of the project which helps us think of the suitable designs. Then comes the part of creating wireframes and site architecture which basically considers all the key pages in the site and define the content hierarchy. Then comes arguably the most crucial part of visual design which conveys key brands ideas. Visual design creation is followed by testing and launch.
To accomplish all the processes of a web design, we need a web designing which has everything required to design a website. We use the most updated and advanced tool to design a website. We choose web design kit based on the website’s requirements as per project scope. For the initial process of goal identification we use tools such as audience personas, creative briefs, competitor analysis, and brand attributes. To define the scope of the project we use contract, and gantt charts. For creating wireframes and site architecture we use a wide range of tools. For initial wireframes we prefer using pen, pencil and paper and for later stages we use tools like Balsamiq, Moqups, Sketch, Axure, Webflow, Slickplan, Writemaps, and Mindnode. For creating the content, we define our purposes as creating an engaging content and creating a SEO friendly content. For creating engaging content we use various tools such as Google Docs, Dropbox Paper, Quip, and Gather Content. We use various SEO tools such as Google keyword planner, Google trends, and Screaming Frog;s SEO spider. Then for creating the visual content, we use the extremely popular adobe illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch and various other interesting tools such as Moodboards, Style tiles, element collages, and visual style guides. For testing purposes we use W3C link checker and SEO spider. We constantly keep updating our toolbox whenever something new and interesting arrives and also whenever the situation demands.