That's only half of the game. I'm a fairly competent programmer but have
zero artistic talent so any website I do tends to look like a steaming
pile of crap. Tell me what you want it to look like and it'll get done
but don't trust me to come up with a pleasing user experience on my own.
A one point my boss came up with a list of the 20 best designed, most
popular, or some other criteria and sent that around for inspiration.
I wasn't inspired. At least Flash is on everyone's shit list.
Several websites I visit regularly are redesigned periodically. The
trend is more graphics, less information. One I get a kick out of is The
Local. They are honest at least. There's often a caption under the
photos headlining the articles with words to the effect 'This photo is a
stock item we found in the mens room and has absolutely nothing to do
with the article.'
Graphics tend to be what can catch the visitors eye, and site owners
think it's cool. There really should be "some" graphics alongside the
content, but what usually ends up on a website has to do with the client
and what they think they want there. It usually isn't until the site
has been up for a while that they realize they need more tweaks, and
that'll happen on a regular basis, and should happen regularly, to keep
up with how visitors needs change. I love a good re-design.
The hardest thing about designing a website is getting the client to
make up their mind what they want, and that includes, content,
functionality, content, updates, and overall presence on the internet
and search engines. If a website sucks, it's usually because the client
keeps changing their minds in the development process.
Design is actually easy when a client knows what they want and can tell you.
On Monday, August 22, 2016 at 9:27:20 AM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Start by posting your question in a usenet group or forum related to
designing websites, not a usenet group related to home repair.
Well, I guess a website could have a "home page", so maybe there's *some*
relationship to this group.
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