If the principles of responsive design for smartphones over the years have helped us clarify what’s most important on a site
I think that designing a website for a smart watch would even clarify those all-important aspects of a website further. Now so far I understand that the Apple watch isn’t really set up to view websites, and is more of app centered device, but I couldn’t help wanting to create a mobile web experience for it, and share my design.
Indeed a big reason why apple watch will either succeed or fail will be based on whether app developer’s want to put work into creating reach notifications for the product. If I know my creative brethren, doubtless there will be a scramble to see who can do it best, first. Once some people have really rocked it, we’ll likely see a set of highly ambitious people creating and formatting existing excellent apps for the masses on the Apple Watch.
When I set out to make a Apple Watch version of my website, I knew I only wanted 5 things total. My brand, a call-me button where my menu would have been, a brief simple introductory paragraph, a view my work ‘call-to-action’ button that would bring a user to one other primary page, and a call-to-action to contact me that would be more for an e-mail message.
It’s super important to get our main goals down for a website based on the prime demographic that the website will serve
Because I have individuals who need websites and are usually either a small business owner or representing a company who is looking for a hand-crafted touch I make sure to mention something that caters to each of these and allows them to view my work, and contact me very easily. Even though we may think our contact information is extremely readily available many websites lose customers by not making the primary goal of the website ridiculously close at hand through a strong call to action. If nothing else making this imaginary version of my website helps me clarify the things that are the main things someone should be able to do easily on my website.
The mockup I used for this image is by a designer who’s work I follow on Dribbble, feel free to download the PSD here: