As promised, this is the second half of "The Web Design Process". Below I will state general steps that I take to ensure a great end result.
1. The Info – I need information from clients to begin any job. I’m not going to waste time guessing what they want. At REM, we have an extensive creative brief that touches on every area guaranteeing I will know the client's business from the inside out. After all, design is all about hitting a target market.
2. Brainstorm – This is where all my information, images, research and available technology gets thrown together and "cooked".
3. Pen to Paper – Having had an artistic background my whole life I am naturally comfortable coming up with ideas and sketches using just a pencil and paper. This is where I experiment with layouts and how the site will flow.
4. Digital Concept – Using graphic software, I take everything and put it together on screen. This part takes by far the longest of all the steps. Once complete, I make it "browser-ready". This gives the client a chance to best view the concept closest to how the final design will look like on-screen.
After the initial concept is done a login gets sent to the client and if needed, the revisions begin. Above is a very rough idea of the steps I take in My Web Design Process.
Sean Sanderson at 4:51 PM