Designing for WordPress and Web Design: Bridging the Gap between Design and Development
22 Aug, 2012. Posted by Ngaire.
Designing for both print and online media can require a bit of a different thought process. Time and time again I’ve heard people say how difficult it is to find a good designer that understands what goes into building a website and likewise designers that are frustrated with developers that don’t understand why they designed something a specific way.
Well I decided it was about time to bridge that gap. I recently gave a presentation at the WordPress London Meetup with the title ‘Designing for WordPress and Web Design: Bridging the Gap between Design and Development’ to a range of people from users to designers and developers, with a range of backgrounds and knowledge. Hopefully everyone managed to take away a useful piece of information from this presentation.
In my presentation I covered details about designing for users, how they think and what we can do to help users when designing and developing websites. With a bit of food for thought, I continued on about some key design principles of Guiding the eye / Hierarchy, Unity and Consistency, Balance and Keeping it Simple (KISS). All of which are vital to website design. While I could have talked for hours about various other design principles I decided to limit it to these and discuss how they could be implemented in a WordPress and website design environment.
Below are my slides from the presentation. If you have any comments, questions, suggestions or feedback please get in touch »
Ngaire Ackerley is a Graphic and Website design and Front-end developer. She has a background in Computer Graphic Design (First-class Honours) from Waikato University and Wanganui School of Design in New Zealand. Ngaire has been working in the design and web industry for well over 6 years now and loves every moment of it. Want to know more? Visit the ‘About Ngaire’ page »Tweet
This blog post has been written by Ngaire Ackerley. Ngaire has a first class Honours degree in Computer Graphic Design and works as a Graphic and Website Designer and Developer. She spends her spare time with her Nikon camera close at hand travelling and photographing life and culture whenever possible.
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