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How to choose the right web design for a web site

Web design – this is how much “meet” | web design and web site

Each web studio begins to create a web site with the development and selection of web design. For most, web design is both the beginning, and the most important part, as the majority of sites, such as business cards, corporate sites, have an image purpose – an informative goal. That is, for such sites the main thing is to look beautiful and make a decent impression. When we talk about web design, it is appropriate to recall the saying “they meet on clothes, they see off on mind”. And there is! Meet on design, provazhayut on content.
Website design is the first thing that users will see after they enter the address of your website in a browser and click Enter. It is starting from its subjective “oh, what a beautiful saytik” or “fu… what a not-so-beautiful site” that design is judged. After evaluating the design, users evaluate the content and functionality of the web site.

Not everyone can distinguish exquisite design from tasteless. Not everyone understands the value of an exclusive site design, from the template ready-made layout. Sooner or later, every web studio faces a dilemma: losing a client and not earning anything, or fulfilling all his whims, but as a result getting an ugly website that would be embarrassing to put in the portfolio.

Often, a web designer cannot create a good design precisely because of a customer who wants red in yellow or that the main page has a photo of his wife and not otherwise. Well, if the wife is beautiful, but there’s nothing you can do about it in yellow. In this case, the web design is doomed to be terrible. Of course, the last word is for those who pay and you can follow in the footsteps of the “naked king”, but perhaps in most cases it is better not to set too rigid a framework for the web designer, so as not to limit the flight of his imagination. But of course, your wishes, directional vectors should be declared. For example, on account of the background on which the site should be, in what colors, in which style: in the official, or vice versa, home, etc.

Often, a web site gets a bad web design through the fault of the customer
Web design is difficult to evaluate and even harder to choose | web design and web site

Each web studio sincerely believes and proves to others that it creates professional and well-sooo good web design. But the truth is the same: when it comes to taste, then such a thing as subjectivity rules the ball. In many industries, critics say: “Oh, this is a new fashion trend!” Or “Nah, this is a failure, this is trivial.” This is the case in most areas: fashion, art, and so on through the list. To the delight of designers, in Web design there is no such dictatorship. Therefore, the layout of a particular web site cannot please everyone; there are always people who will not like it. Sometimes it seems that something is missing, but in fact, this minimalism improves usability: the ease of reading information and using the site. I don’t know such examples, that everybody would like a specific design, but there are examples of design that are used by millions of people – these are carefully thought out social networking sites. Such examples of web design are created under the motto: first of all it is convenient, and only then it is beautiful. It is worth noting that this is not the worst motto. So what to choose – beauty or functionality? In this matter, it is best to find a middle ground.

How to choose a design for the site? | web design and web site

Perhaps you will feel a little disappointed when reading the last paragraph, but I honestly say: there is no definite answer to this question! Only one way out – to trust the talent and skill of the web designer. Site layout is usually developed for free, and if you do not fundamentally like the layout, you can thank for its development, and turn to another web studio. When the web studio provides you with a site layout for approval, imagine the site user and pay attention to the following points:

Does the site “cut” the eyes (or are too bright colors)
Are certain elements annoying (pockmarked background, etc.)
It is convenient to perceive information (the size of the text, font, etc.)
Pay attention to the size of the site (too big or small site is bad, everyone has different monitors)
Conclusion: the taste and color of all the markers are different. Trust your intuition, show the site layout to friends, colleagues, listen to their opinions and form your own. From myself I advise: do not chase the trendy web design.

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