Web designers always think about the web design process with a focus on technical matters such as code, and content management. But good design isn’t about how you integrate the social media buttons or even slick visuals. Good design is all about creating a website that aligns with an overarching strategy.
For me, that the web design process required 7 steps:
- Goal identification
- Wordpress Customization
- Colors/ color schemes
- Fonts of the full website
- Content creation
- Visual elements
- Page builder
Where I work with the client to determine what goals the site needs to fulfill. In this beginning stage, the designer needs to identify the goal's of website , usually assistance with the client or other stakeholders. Ask questions to explore and giving the answer in this stage one of the processes include:
- Who is the site for?
- What do they expect to find or do there?
- Is this website’s primary aim to in our form, to sell, or to amuse?
This is the most important part of any web design process. If these all questions are not clearly answered in the brief, the whole project can set off in the wrong way.
After identifying your goals you have to customize your website. this one of the most important task for your website. there are some important step to customize your website the steps are
- Change site title and tagline
- Change the default permalink to SEO friendly type
- Change your time zone
- Change media settings
- Change Enable/Disable User Registration
- Change default theme and select a solid theme
- Delete all default posts, pages, and comments
- Create a basic site page
- Set up your header and footer
- Set logo and favicon
- Set up a static front page and blog page
- Set up some top essential WordPress plugin
This is the most important steps of any WordPress website. This steps must be done for a better-designed website.
Colors/ color schemes
Now, picking a color out of the blue (pun intentional) would be quite easy, but we’re not going to do that. For your any client project, you should really try to justify as many of your choices as you can. If you don’t, it’ll be a matter of your favorite color versus their favorite color.
Don’t overthink it. Just make sure one thing that you have some kind of reasoning behind your color choice (and every choice, for that matter). It’ll make good looking website.
- Use what you have.If the client has a logo with an established color, that will usually be your starting color.
- Eliminate your competitors’ colors.If one of your main competitors has a strong brand color, don’t copy it, if you can help it. Find your competitors’ colors to eliminate them from your own color schemes.
- Think about your target audience. The colors of a website for a funeral home would likely be very different from the colors for a kids club. Think about who will be using the website and how you want them to feel (excited, serious, taken care of, etc.).
- But don’t default to stereotypes.If you’re designing a website for young girls, you don’t have to use pink. Avoid cliches to gain credibility.
- Play a word game. If you’re struggling, write down any words that you associate with the client’s business. This list should give you some ideas for colors. If you’re really struggling, hop on any website about color meanings and see which fits best.
Now you should have some base color in mind for the design. It should be something simple like black, red, green, white, blue, yellow or pink. you will get the exact color shade next.
Fonts of the full website
Did you know that a lot of times, what separates a professional website design from an amateur looking website is all in the tiny details.These are tiny things you can change on your website that could make huge impacts on your website that won’t cost you much time or effort. To make this a bit further, let’s describe below about this,
- Pick a font that actually matches your message or brand identity:
A font design might look nice, but if it doesn’t fit the purpose, don’t choose that for your website. You have to pick a font which will be similar characteristics and will be represent your website and brand. So choose those kinds of fonts which matches with your brand and identity.
Now that we are on the biggest part of the website, we can start creating content for the individual pages, posts, products. When we will creating contents our content should be SEO friendly. it will help a website to rank higher on google.
- Make it a Team Effort :To avoid mistakes, create a team in your company how can create SEO friendly content. Some may act as experts of subject matter , while others will edit for accuracy, proofread, and even write content. The more the merrier, as they say, and also the more assured you’ll be of the content’s power to persuade prospects.
- Start with Strategy :Before starts creating contents of your website, there should be a full proof plan in place to confirm your content is hitting the mark – the “mark” being your best possibility. How do you know who your best possibilities are? By knowing who your buyers are and what are their journeys look like. These possibilities are the people you’re writing your website content for, and you want to keep their needs and important points in mind as you create each page.
Finally, it’s time to create the visual style for the site. This part of the design process will often be shaped by existing branding elements, color choices, and logos, as stipulated by the client. But it’s also the stage of the web design process where a good web designer can really shine by there good talent.
Images are taking on a more important role in web design now than ever before. Not only high-quality images give a website a professional look and feel, but they also communicate a message, are mobile-friendly, and help build trust with clients and users.
Visual content is known as increase clicks, engagement, and revenue. But more than that, people want to see beautiful images on a website. Not only do images make a page feel less difficult and easier to understand, but they also enhance the message in the text, and can even convey vital messages without people even needing to read.
I recommend using a professional photographer to get the right images. Just keep in mind that big, Heavy weight, beautiful images can seriously slow down a site. I use Optimizilla to compress images without losing quality and saving on page-load times. You’ll also make sure that your images are as responsive as your site.
Looking for an easy way to build and customize your WordPress site? for that wordpress have some drag and drop handy page builder plugin.WordPress page builders helps you to create, edit, and customize your website layout and content without writing any code.
Elementor is one of the powerful drag and drop WordPress page builder plugin.It is a wordpress live page builder plugin which means you get to see your changes live as you edit it with Elementor. Simply start by creating sections and select the number of columns for each section.
You can then drag and drop widgets from the left panel or sitebar to your section. Elementor comes with tons of widgets including most commonly used website elements.From basic image and text widgets to advanced tabs, accordions, icons, testimonials, social media, sliders etc.
Each widget comes with its own settings and their settings are very easy.Elementor will also let you add widgets created by other WordPress plugins.
Don’t want to build your own layout? Elementor comes with many ready-to-use templates that you can easily insert into your pages. You can just simply point and click to edit any item on the page, replace the content, and you’re done with it.
Once the site has all its visuals and content, you’re ready for testing.In detail test each page to make sure all links are working and that the website loads properly on all devices and browsers perfectly.
If you get errors it may be the result of small coding mistakes, and while it is often a pain to find and fix them, it’s better to do it right now than present a broken site to the public.
Don't forget to have one last look at the page meta titles and descriptions too. Even the order of the words in the meta title can affect the performance of the page on a search engine.
When everything has been in detail tested, and you’re happy with the site which you have made, now it’s time to launch. Don’t expect this to go perfectly at first attempt. There may be still some elements that need to be fix. Web design is a a running process that requires constant maintenance.
Web desing is about finding the right balance between form and function. You must need to use the right fonts, colors, and design layout. But the way people observe and experience your site is just as important.Skilled designers should be well expert in this concept and able to create a site that walks the exquisite tightrope between the two.
A most important thing to remember about the launch stage is that it’s nowhere near the end of the job. The beauty of the web is that it’s never finished. Once the site goes live, you can always run user testing on new content and features, monitor analytics, and refine your messaging.