Web designing is one technology where the there is no full stop. There are new developments happening on this front practically every day. However‚ there are some things associated with web designing that form the core or the basic of the designing process. These are the things that every web designer learns at the very onset of their web designing journey and they continue to do them even today. Only an expert web designing company can tell you how to design at your best.
Want to know what are the 10 things that every web designer should be able to do even in their sleep? Well‚ here goes:
Backup And Package Files:
You are wrong if you believe that backup and packaging of files happens automatically on every website. It is a crucial step to prevent data loss. If your website does not work smoothly‚ the information and crucial data that is stored on it is at a major risk. Know how to save and backup files and more importantly know where the files are stored in the website. Packaging files helps in keeping other things associated with the content such as fonts and images in one place. You can send them anywhere easily and securely.
Putting Design Ideas On Paper:
When you explain a website design to your client‚ most of the times they might not be on the same page as you. You must provide an outline or a design sketch to give them an idea of what to expect. This is where sketching comes in. It does not matter if you don’t sketch like a pro but the lines you draw on the paper must make sense and help in creating a connection with clients.
Using The Same Framework For Various Projects:
Many web designers do it so you should not hesitate to use a common design framework to give shape to all your projects. This can save you time as you don’t have to start from scratch every time.
Speaking Like a Techie:
Know what is trending in the website designing arena. What is the lingo being used currently. Speak to clients in the design language. If you can make an impression here‚ the road ahead will be easy.
Even if you are a web designer living under a stone for some time now‚ reading and editing basic HTML is something you will never forget. The same goes for substituting CSS styles. For web designers these website design language form the core of their expertise.
Basic sizing‚ cropping and making photos and images ‘look good’ are tasks that should come naturally to website designers. You might have worked with them for days and weeks on end in the past. So even if you have been away from real activity for some time‚ you should be able to edit photos with ease.
Not in the literal sense‚ but when you are creating a website you must know how to create print-ready elements. There have been major advancements in this area so you might have to brush up your knowledge to remain current.
Knowing how to create catchy and attractive headlines forms a key part of website designing and development. You must be able to create impactful headlines once your designing is past the loren ipsum stage.
Navigating with Any Browsing Device:
You must have the expertise of accessing the web or websites with any device or browser. It can be embarrassing if a website designer fumbles with a device or asks others for help.
Keeping Pace With The Emerging Design Theories:
Keep your basics strong but also make sure you have an ear to the ground as far emerging designing theories and technologies are concerned.