Working on Workflow
Almost every company, firm, and designer has their own process for creating web- sites.
Let’s delve into some of these processes.
“Web ReDesign 2.0 | Workflow that Works,”
a book by Kelly Goto and Emily Colter, describes what they call the “Core Process.”
This has five main steps:
- Define The Project.
- Develop site structure.
- Design visual inter- face.
- Build and integrate.
- Launch and beyond.
There are other processes that web designers use. In an interview on the website wise-women.org Kelly stated, “Web Redesign 2.0: Workflow that Works” is actually touted as a ‘one process fits all.’ However this might be misleading to some; even I don’t believe you can have one methodology to fit all types of projects.”
In “Transcending CSS,” Andy Clarke describes his “content-based process.”
His process also has five steps:
- Gather the content.
- Work with wireframes to organize and present that content.
- Create static designs to demonstrate creative concepts and layout ideas.
- Write meaningful markup that structures content.
- Work with CSS to implement the design.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Process is important.
- You will follow the process I assign.
- Keep track of your process in a process book
A couple of important terms and definitions:
A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result. Dictionary.com
The flow or progress of work done by a company, industry, department or person. Dictionary.com
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