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As a graphic designer, what do you struggle with the most when it comes to web design?

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by MrDaveFoy, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. MrDaveFoy

    MrDaveFoy New Member

    If you’ve ever been involved with any part of the process of making websites, I’m wondering what are the main challenges you’ve faced? What do you struggle with or wish you knew more about?

    It could be related to any part of the web design process: the planning, the designing, the building, managing the client, stuff that crops up after the launch, etc.

    Thanks!


    Why am I asking?

    I've been a web designer/developer for 15 years and have worked with loads of graphic designers in that time on more projects than I can remember.

    I've always enjoyed helping designers with their web design-related questions and struggles, or explaining how to fix their unintentional mistakes (e.g. thinking too much like a print designer; accidentally destroying their client's SEO or conversion rate, etc).

    I've decided I want to help more graphic designers with similar web design related issues. I have absolutely no idea what form that help will take yet. I imagine lots of free stuff (blog posts, videos, podcast, free courses, etc), but I might well charge for some of it at some point too (disclosure).

    I'm asking you what you struggle with the most when it comes to web design, so I can come up with the most useful material possible. No better way to know what people need help with than asking!

    I'm not selling anything, I promise. It's not a trap. I hope it's ok to post this here. I'm sorry if it's inappropriate and am happy to delete.

    Fingers crossed... thanks everyone in advance for your time and your insights.
     
  2. MrDaveFoy

    MrDaveFoy New Member

    Does anyone have anything to add? I'd love to learn more about what your biggest web design challenges.

    Thanks. :)
     
  3. Claire20

    Claire20 New Member

    Most of the designers struggle in creating an innovative design. As you know that the challenges are constantly increasing in the market and every client wants to produce a unique design for his website and the designers have to produce a design that will stand up in the crowd . There are thousands of websites on the internet and the users always have an alternative option for the website, that is why the designers have to produce a professional looking website.
     
  4. MrDaveFoy

    MrDaveFoy New Member

    Thanks for your comment @Claire20. Definitely an ongoing task keeping website designs fresh and current, while also still being easy to use. There are probably more than just thousands of websites though... ;)
     
  5. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I guess the thing I struggle with (struggle = completely useless at) is anything non design related.
    All the tech stuff.
    I've designed quite a few sites but I have to hand it over to someone to actually turn it into a functioning web-site rather than just a design.
     
  6. MrDaveFoy

    MrDaveFoy New Member

    Thanks @scotty. I know a few designers who do exactly that. Heck, even my hardcore developer friends struggle to keep up with the latest changes in web dev technology! Sometimes I think it's better to just specialise in what you do best.

    Thanks again.
     
  7. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    There's @scotty stealing my thoughts again... I could have typed this word for word. This is exactly me and many other designers I'd imagine; it's not like I haven't tried to learn to code many years ago, it's just I failed so miserably, I gathered it was best to stick to what I'm good at (design) and hand over the web development side of things to the pros to code and have everything fully functional.
     

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