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Points To be kept in mind while designing

Points To be kept in mind while designing

Points To be kept in mind while designing

If you’re planning to design a new website or redesign your existing. This design checklist is a guideline that I created for myself. Following these 50 steps, allow me to stay on track with multiple projects simultaneously, and allows for a healthier design process overall.

  • Understand the project
  • Communicate your idea right
  • Think about the framework
  • Work on individual pixels
  • Organize your work
  • Artwork Compiled
  • Logo Designed or Prepared as Digital Art
  • Color Scheme Research and Presented
  • Layout Design Research and Presented
  • Color Scheme Chosen
  • Layout/Design Chosen
  • HTML and CSS Coding Design
  • Content and Articles Added
  • Review Web Standards
  • Check Website with Other Browsers(Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome etc.), version (6, 7, 2.2, 3.1 etc.) and platform (Windows, OSX, Linux)
  • Check Website with Other Computers
  • Check Website with Various Screen Resolutions
  • Edit and Review Website Presentation
  • Adequate Text-to-Background Contrast
  • Font Size/Spacing Is Easy to Read
  • Flash & Add-ons Are Used Sparingly
  • Images Have Appropriate ALT Tags
  • Site Has Custom Not-found/404 Page
  • Company Logo Is Prominently Placed
  • Tagline Makes Company’s Purpose Clear
  • Home-page Is Digestible In 5 Seconds
  • Clear Path to Company Information and Contact Information
  • Main Navigation Is Easily Identifiable
  • Navigation Labels Are Clear & Concise
  • Number of Buttons/Links Is Reasonable
  • Company Logo Is Linked to Home-page
  • Links Are Consistent & Easy to Identify
  • Site Search Is Easy to Access
  • Major Headings Are Clear & Descriptive
  • Critical Content Is Above the Fold
  • Styles & Colors Are Consistent
  • Emphasis (bold, etc.) Is Used Sparingly
  • Ads & Pop-ups Are Unobtrusive
  • HTML Page Titles Are Explanatory
  • HTML validation
  • JavaScript validation
  • CSS validation
  • Check search functionality (including relevance of results)
  • Test all forms (e.g. contact us, blog comments), including anti-spam features, response emails/text, etc.
  • Test without JavaScript, Flash, and other plug-ins
  • Check all external links are valid
  • Load test
  • Check image optimization
  • Minify/compress static (JavaScript/HTML/CSS) files
  • Optimize your CSS: use short image paths; make full-use ‘cascading’ nature of CSS, etc.

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