When trying something for the first time, there are always a cocktail of emotions running down the throat. There is the nervousness about whether things would work out as planned, will you be able to plan it the right way and other stuff. But considering that there is a first time for everything, you should go ahead without any apprehension. When it comes to creating your first web design project, there are dual roles that you have to play. Be it a designer or a project manager, you are supposed to play each of these roles with the desired accuracy.
However, the main concern is where to start from as most of you must not be having enough knowledge about project management. To make things easy, here are some steps in the form of an infograph that we suggest you should follow. In the infographic below, each and every stage of the web design process has been outlines with precise details. To start with, the first step would be understanding the needs of your client. This would include the goals, the purpose, the audience and the attributes that the website would display. The target should be to weave thoughts in to reality.
The budget for the project would depend entirely upon the goals set by the client. When designing a project for someone else, it gets important that you outline a budget and create a written agreement stating the same. Once you get to know about the expectations set for the project, the next thing that you need to settle for is some research part. Start the research while taking in to consideration the behavior of target audience. This way you would be able to understand how you can create user personas and meet the needs of target users.
The wireframe created as a result of immense research, makes it easy for the client to understand the direction where the project is leading to. Keeping an eye over the client’s feedback for the wireframe would be helpful in understanding his or her requirements and expectations. Make sure that you settle with the client to deliver and maintain website that is aesthetic in terms of design and functionality.
The next stage is coding! The thumb rule for coding is to keep it simple and precise. Make sure that you conduct a diagnostics and check compatibility with varied browsers. Testing, which is probably the last stage, helps in dealing with the possible bugs and deliver a project that is convincing.