Most Web designers have ever found themselves in a design rut and wondered how they can come up with fresh, innovative ideas. It is no doubt refreshing to experiment with design styles that are entirely outside what we typically create. Today, to stay in the competition, we need to do exactly just that. Dynamic Web designers should always be interested with new methods and just itching to give them a test drive. They should start by analyzing characteristics of these methods through the work of others and eventually produce something interesting using what they have experienced.
How do we start a new Web design project? We typically look at a blank canvas on the computer screen and add new elements. Each Web designer uses unique approaches, many work directly on the computer screen, while others grab a pencil and sketch Web design layout on a piece of paper. For example, a minority group in the Web design community is consisted of skilled photographers and they can create amazing webpages around great photos.
It is important to have a proper routine that can get us off to a faster start and become more productive. Designers often find that falling too much on a series of routines leave them in a design rut where everything they create starts to look the same. Web designers should put themselves in the mindset of their more productive peers, which help them to mimic their thought and work style.
The first-step you choose will carry significant effect throughout the whole design process. Experimenting with different first steps will lead us of into new directions and may give us something that’s completely beyond the realm of our usual design style. Many Web designers found that this experiment stretched their experience and talent. An exercise like this can work out your design muscle. It’s a good idea to set a time limit, say half an hour or so. This allows you to determine what you’ve achieved with a new first-step within the constricted time frame.
If you used to work entirely on computer screen, starting your Web design project on a piece of paper may provide the level of flexibility that you never thought possible. On the other hand, switching to computer-only process may prove to a faster approach as you no longer need to transfer ideas from paper to Web design software. Ultimately, after trying different first-steps, you might be thrilled with the way things turn out if you have been wanting to play around with them for a long time.