Sketch Your Design -
It Always Begins with Paper and Pencil.
• This is part of the Art Genre project.
Other People's Work
Design Always Begins with Paper and Pencil!
✓ Sketch the layout for your web site design on a blank piece of paper …
Text • Borders • Backgrounds • Margins
Padding • Header / Logo • Navigation
✓ Include EVERYTHING in your Drawing:
Buttons • Links • Banner • Header
Images • Colors
✓ As much detail as you can - interactive elements like:
Video • Java Slideshows • Content Areas • Ads
Photos • Galleries • Contact Info Area • Footer
✓ Let your imagination go. Don't worry about coding yet. Better to overestimate your abilities rather than underestimate.
✓ The closer your "mock up" design is the better the end product will be.
Step #1: Your Customer wants a Website ~
✗ A potential customer wants you to build them a website, but only has a vague idea about what she wants.
✗ How do you communicate your range of ideas and suggestions with each other?
✗ Get a blank paper and begin sketching your ideas …
✗ Include everything you can in your sketch:
Buttons - Links - Banner - Header - Images - Colors - Text - Borders - Backgrounds - Margins - Padding - etc.
✗ Be as detailed as possible.
✗ Only move to the computer when your customer signs off and agrees to your estimate.