Tree LayourThe Site Design

There are a number of distinct aspects to the design of a site. Most people think of the visual aspects first, but actually this will typically be defered until later in the process. The structure of the site and the associated navigational elements are the most important aspects to get sorted at the outset. The following sections look at each of these aspects in turn.

Structure

DesignThe first aspect of the design that needs to be developed is the structural layout of the site. This defines how all of the different elements of the site are related. It helps build an overview of the whole project...

Navigation

DesignOnce the basic structure of the site has been settled, then it is possible to consider how the user is going to find their way around. You can begin on the navigation aspects of the design...

Visual

DesignFinally, the details of the visual appearance of the site can be considered. Your design may need to accomodate existing materials from your client and usually you will provide a number of alternative designs for them to consider...

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