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26 Qualities of a Great Web
Designer
Visit: www.technousa.com
It’s a highly competitive world and the market demands not only
excellence in what you do – your core competency, but it a...
Continued…
Visit: www.technousa.com
Great web designers are not born. Yes, they are made but we cannot
deny the fact that some designers are naturally gifted ...
Here are the differentiating qualities of great web designers which set
them apart from the rest. This article will be use...
1) Attention to detail
A great web designer is a great observer and he/she has the ability to
see both the smallest detail...
2) Passion
If you are not passionate about what you do, you become an
average professional. A great web designer is someon...
3) Creativity
whether you are naturally creative or you develop creativity
through work experience, either way, if you are...
4) In-depth Knowledge
knowledge is a key success factor in any profession. Being a web
designer, you should have in-depth ...
5) Understanding user persona and
client’s industry
Understanding the client’s industry, market and target audience is
hig...
6) Easy to understand Interface
Always create user interface which is easily understandable.
Maintain consistency with res...
7) UI Patterns
Implement UI patterns so that all the interactive elements in the
design are self-explanatory and the user ...
8) Effective utilization of white
space
It helps to facilitate the user’s visual flow across the layout by
influencing use...
9) Meeting the user’s basic
requirements
All other great features apart, a user first of all expects basic
things on a web...
10) Aesthetically Pleasing Design
Look and feel of the website plays a great role in retaining the
user on the website and...
11) Expertise in Usability
A great web designer also has thorough knowledge of usability.
Usability testing is something t...
12) Data driven
Some exceptional designers also go to the extent of test their
design’s effectiveness through web analytic...
13) SEO knowledge
Design plays a significant role in SEO – clean coding, design
choices, layout and structure of the websi...
14) Copywriting
Copy plays a huge role in influencing a site’s users. It works in
tandem with the design for the website. ...
15) Keep innovating
Always keep trying new things and push your boundaries.
Creative experiments will surely help you grow...
16) Outside in view
A great web designer also has an outside in view of his design, he
thinks from a user’s perspective to...
17) Presentation skills
Clients usually expect the web designer to come up with
suggestions/ideas related to web designing...
18) Interpersonal skills
Designers end up working with clients for weeks or months, thus
maintaining good relation with cl...
19) Patience & listening skills
Clients sometimes may be impatient, unreasonable or even
demand changes which may be wrong...
At the same time you should be able to listen to clients’
requirements carefully when they are with respect to user goals ...
20) Business skills
A great web designer also acquires business skills as he needs to
interact with clients and deal with ...
21) Big Aims
He/she always aims high and looks forward to become an
established web design professional thus he always to ...
22) Experience
Experience plays a huge role in achieving excellence. Always
strive to do quality work and gain experience....
23) Humbleness
They stay grounded, a trait that helps them to understand others’
perspective, see things as they are and t...
24) Be a problem solver & proactive
While working on projects, issues are likely to happen and at
times you get stuck, a g...
25) Be collaborative
In an organizational setup, you should be open to communicate
and collect inputs from multiple people...
26) Trust-worthy
One of the noticeable qualities of a great web designer is honesty
and integrity. Trust-worthiness is a g...
Hope you found this Presentation useful. Please share your views
in the comment section below. If you think there are othe...
Visit: www.technousa.com
Call us: US & Canada: 001 (716-941-7348)
UK & Europe: +44-020-3002-7885
India: +91-011-47097432
E...
This PPT has been created based on our article titled ’ 26 Qualities of a
Great Web Designer’ published on instantshift.co...
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Great web designers are not born. Yes, they are made but we cannot deny the fact that some designers are naturally gifted and have flair for creative designing – but that only is not enough to become a great web designer and if you think you don’t have a flair for designing but chose this profession accidently – that doesn’t mean that you cannot become great at it. Read On..

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  1. 1. Presents 26 Qualities of a Great Web Designer Visit: www.technousa.com
  2. 2. It’s a highly competitive world and the market demands not only excellence in what you do – your core competency, but it also demands that professionals be good at many other skills related to your profession, in other words, market demands multi-skilled, multi-talented professionals who can multi-task. You may be great at what you do but your overall skill set with respect to market demand decides your career path. Continued… Visit: www.technousa.com
  3. 3. Continued… Visit: www.technousa.com
  4. 4. Great web designers are not born. Yes, they are made but we cannot deny the fact that some designers are naturally gifted and have flair for creative designing – but that only is not enough to become a great web designer and if you think you don’t have a flair for designing but chose this profession accidently – that doesn’t mean that you cannot become great at it. Natural talent apart, practice, passion, hard work and dedication to the craft are key to mastery, beyond that you also need to move in the right direction with right complementary skill set to become a great web designer. Continued… Visit: www.technousa.com
  5. 5. Here are the differentiating qualities of great web designers which set them apart from the rest. This article will be useful to both web designers and also people who are looking forward to hire web design professionals. Visit: www.technousa.com
  6. 6. 1) Attention to detail A great web designer is a great observer and he/she has the ability to see both the smallest details and also the larger picture. Visit: www.technousa.com
  7. 7. 2) Passion If you are not passionate about what you do, you become an average professional. A great web designer is someone who is undoubtedly passionate about web designing. Visit: www.technousa.com
  8. 8. 3) Creativity whether you are naturally creative or you develop creativity through work experience, either way, if you are a web designer you need to be creative in order to excel in your field. If you are passionate about your work, you can develop creativity for sure. Visit: www.technousa.com
  9. 9. 4) In-depth Knowledge knowledge is a key success factor in any profession. Being a web designer, you should have in-depth knowledge of web design principles and latest web design trends, programs and techniques including the latest HTML/CSS coding techniques. Keeping yourself updated is crucial. Visit: www.technousa.com
  10. 10. 5) Understanding user persona and client’s industry Understanding the client’s industry, market and target audience is highly important to design a website that exactly meets your client’s requirement. It is important that you work with client and understand the user persona – his needs, behaviors, preferences, goals, fears, issues etc. At the end of the day we design websites for the users. Visit: www.technousa.com
  11. 11. 6) Easy to understand Interface Always create user interface which is easily understandable. Maintain consistency with respect to design elements. It’s problematic to let your users find out how to use an interface. Make sure that your users don’t get overwhelmed with the options you provide – just provide optimal number of options to achieve user satisfaction. Visit: www.technousa.com
  12. 12. 7) UI Patterns Implement UI patterns so that all the interactive elements in the design are self-explanatory and the user knows beforehand how the system works. Visit: www.technousa.com
  13. 13. 8) Effective utilization of white space It helps to facilitate the user’s visual flow across the layout by influencing user’s attention. Effective utilization of white space also ensures better readability and enhances the look of the website. Visit: www.technousa.com
  14. 14. 9) Meeting the user’s basic requirements All other great features apart, a user first of all expects basic things on a website like smooth functioning, easy navigation, and consistency of calls to action/design elements across pages and most of all, the site should be aesthetically stimulating and capable of connecting with the user emotionally. A great web designer knows UX/UI and user behavior in and out and creates design accordingly. Visit: www.technousa.com
  15. 15. 10) Aesthetically Pleasing Design Look and feel of the website plays a great role in retaining the user on the website and drives him/her to explore and interact with the site and its functionality. A great design soothes the user’s senses and helps him to emotionally connect with the site and also influences decision making to an extent. A great designer knows how to create an awesome-looking design by working out on the right combination of factors such as colors, layout, graphics, style and more. Visit: www.technousa.com
  16. 16. 11) Expertise in Usability A great web designer also has thorough knowledge of usability. Usability testing is something that he/she wouldn’t ignore. Nothing more to add here. Visit: www.technousa.com
  17. 17. 12) Data driven Some exceptional designers also go to the extent of test their design’s effectiveness through web analytics, contextual interviews and usability testing. Visit: www.technousa.com
  18. 18. 13) SEO knowledge Design plays a significant role in SEO – clean coding, design choices, layout and structure of the website, great design and more factors influence SEO results directly or indirectly. Having basic or decent knowledge of SEO is an added advantage. Visit: www.technousa.com
  19. 19. 14) Copywriting Copy plays a huge role in influencing a site’s users. It works in tandem with the design for the website. If you can’t write content, you should be able to work closely with copywriter as copy of the website should convey the same message/story that your design does – in other words, tone and personality of your website largely depends on content and design. Visit: www.technousa.com
  20. 20. 15) Keep innovating Always keep trying new things and push your boundaries. Creative experiments will surely help you grow as a web design professional. Visit: www.technousa.com
  21. 21. 16) Outside in view A great web designer also has an outside in view of his design, he thinks from a user’s perspective to identify gaps and close them. Visit: www.technousa.com
  22. 22. 17) Presentation skills Clients usually expect the web designer to come up with suggestions/ideas related to web designing even though they do share their inputs. You should be able to present your ideas in a simple, meaningful and understandable manner. Visit: www.technousa.com
  23. 23. 18) Interpersonal skills Designers end up working with clients for weeks or months, thus maintaining good relation with clients, making them feel good whenever they interact with you is part of the game. Communication skills are essential. Visit: www.technousa.com
  24. 24. 19) Patience & listening skills Clients sometimes may be impatient, unreasonable or even demand changes which may be wrong – you should be able to patiently handle stressful situations like these and if the client is wrong, back your argument with data generated through usability testing or sharing relevant case studies or your own experiences in the past might help. Continued… Visit: www.technousa.com
  25. 25. At the same time you should be able to listen to clients’ requirements carefully when they are with respect to user goals – they may be in conflict with what you intend to do but you should be able to swallow your ego and consider what’s best for the project over personal preferences. Visit: www.technousa.com
  26. 26. 20) Business skills A great web designer also acquires business skills as he needs to interact with clients and deal with projects. Many web designers do freelancing at some point in their career. Having business skills keeps you prepared for any such opportunities that come your way. Visit: www.technousa.com
  27. 27. 21) Big Aims He/she always aims high and looks forward to become an established web design professional thus he always to strive for self-improvement – hence acquires multiple skills. Visit: www.technousa.com
  28. 28. 22) Experience Experience plays a huge role in achieving excellence. Always strive to do quality work and gain experience. Your portfolio should speak volumes about your talent. Visit: www.technousa.com
  29. 29. 23) Humbleness They stay grounded, a trait that helps them to understand others’ perspective, see things as they are and they are able to relate them to user & business goals. Visit: www.technousa.com
  30. 30. 24) Be a problem solver & proactive While working on projects, issues are likely to happen and at times you get stuck, a great web designer approaches issues with a positive frame of mind and resolves issues. Share ideas and be open to others’ ideas as well. Visit: www.technousa.com
  31. 31. 25) Be collaborative In an organizational setup, you should be open to communicate and collect inputs from multiple people including client, marketer/SEO, developer, copy writer, tester as everyone has a crucial role to play in the web designing process. Visit: www.technousa.com
  32. 32. 26) Trust-worthy One of the noticeable qualities of a great web designer is honesty and integrity. Trust-worthiness is a great quality that attracts clients to you. Example – meeting deadlines is a great way to increase trust-worthiness and good web designers meet deadlines or communicate issues with clients beforehand if a delay is going to happen. Visit: www.technousa.com
  33. 33. Hope you found this Presentation useful. Please share your views in the comment section below. If you think there are other qualities that differentiate a great web designer from the average one, do let us know – let’s discuss! Visit: www.technousa.com
  34. 34. Visit: www.technousa.com Call us: US & Canada: 001 (716-941-7348) UK & Europe: +44-020-3002-7885 India: +91-011-47097432 Email: sales@technousa.com Contact Us: Visit: www.technousa.com
  35. 35. This PPT has been created based on our article titled ’ 26 Qualities of a Great Web Designer’ published on instantshift.com - http://www.instantshift.com/2017/02/10/great-web-designer-qualities Visit: www.technousa.com Source:

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