One of the hindrances in creating a website is, not knowing where to begin. It is similar to starting any projects or endeavors the most difficult thing to do is to start, determining the concept of your web design from scratch. It would be good for a web designer if the client has its own idea of the website design, but this does not happen all the time. This is why it is important to find your design inspiration, but even inspirations only comes spontaneously and not upon request. For web designers who are required to work on website upon order from the client waiting for inspiration might prove to be detrimental than beneficial especially so if the web design endeavor is bounded by strict deadlines. If you cannot come up with a website design due to lack of inspiration or maybe you have just hit a plateau in your creative site then it would be prudent to go back to the basics and focus on the following guidelines that may help you get back on track in designing websites:
1. Go Back to your Layouts – draw inspiration or idea by reviewing your previous web design layouts. From there determine what might be the best layout for your new website. Determine the different features that may be incorporated in your new website then draw a draft of what the site’s layout would be. Of course you have to always revisit that drawing because you may have to think of improving the layout and tweak it once in a while.
2. The Site’s Environment – design your website based on what you would like to exhibit in your website. What do you want your client to feel when they visit your website?, is a question that you should be asking yourself before you start developing your site. This way you will be able to determine the general colors of your website and use the images that may contribute to the general look and feel that you want to achieve for your web design.
With these two basic guidelines you will be able to develop your website on the fly, without experiencing stagnation in thinking about your website design.