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user. No one knows better than the
designer the best way to experience the
Make this golden path obvious to users
without forcing them into a linear
Create a storyboard. Ask yourself
whether the content or organization
can be simplified, made more intuitive
or Gathering Assets
The next step in the process of developing the
project is to determine where you will get the all
content, or assets (all the text, visual, and audio
As you gather some materials and plan to create
or buy others, it will be important to set standard
for the way the assets will look and sound, and
how everything will be approved, processed,
delivered, and backed up.
To end up with a cohesive Web site, it’s
important to establish clear standards for
content, and make sure everyone understands
and follows them.
Make asset-gathering a group activity.
Make Keeping the Goal in Mind
As your project is assembled,
remember to stay focused on
communicating what the visitor
needs to take away from the site and
on making the visit as positive an
experience as possible.
If you’re in doubt how far to push
the technology and your capabilities
with it, keep in mind that simplicity
is often best.
is The Creative Process
Graphics Design Techniques Laying a Foundation
Once an overall metaphor or style has been
determined for a particular project, the
background becomes the visual foundation for all
of the other graphics.
Whether the interactive experience is going to be
friendly, high-tech, or surreal is determined in
large part by the background graphics.
There are almost no limits to the imagery, style,
and techniques that can be used to create a
Tiled patters or simplified graphics with large
areas of flat color take advantage of lossless
compression technologies using run-lengthcompression
encoding in the file formats such as GIF and PNG. D...
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