There’s a short comic floating around the Twitterverse that pokes fun at Functional Programming nerds. It’s often on my mind because I find it absolutely hilarious. It’s a subtle, subversive, and surreal kind of comedy. I can’t exactly explain why I find it so funny, but I do. See it for yourself.
When it comes to a website redesign the first thing that should come to mind is UI and UX design as they are operationally what web design is. When talking about a website redesign, the most important facet of ANY website is to allow any relevant visitor to find and interact with the information or content they need, without frustration; that is the UX design. Right behind that you want the quality of content to be high and the graphic design to be crisp and clean; that is the UI design. At the end of the day no matter how good a website looks, it is rendered almost useless if it doesn’t work. That is why UI and UX design are inseparable buddies and the core of a website redesign or even an initial design for that matter.
Learn the client, learn the market
Before you jump into creating a new design it is important to gather enough information to create a meaningful one, not just something that looks good to you. In website redesign, knowledge is power. The company’s website is for the target market and if it doesn’t resonate with them then the website redesign was a complete waste of time.
Whether you are a backend developer or a frontend one – you will know the pains of testing, user acceptance testing in particular. On one hand, it means that the bulk of the work is done – a nearly finished product is ready to be presented. On the other hand, that sometimes means that the worst is yet to come. Errors that are found during UAT testing can be pesky to get rid of if they managed to sneak through previous stages of testing.
What is user acceptance testing? Well, it doesn’t matter if the project in question is, for example, a booking app, or a browser-based game, the steps are very much the same. To take a step back, the idea of UAT testing is to simulate and test as many ‘real’ user scenarios as is possible given the time, staff and resources available for testing. As it is the last stage of testing, it is a very crucial one, since anything that slips past this stage will be included in the final product. This includes bugs as well as problems with usability.
A well thought out, neatly designed website, represents half of the success of a company. The online market is a highly competitive area today and every wrong step can result in failure. That is why it is so important to think a couple of moves ahead. One of the biggest questions that a business owner faces is deciding between a freelancer or a design agency to handle the design needs of the product. This is a tricky question and hundreds of entrepreneurs keep asking it. If you are one of them, this article will shed some light on this never-ending dilemma.