Here are articles you might want to read if you’re about to manage a web design project. Getting a well designed website created and launched takes time and practice, but if you’re working with professionals it doesn’t have to be hard.
Take the time to read these basics about web design projects and about managing them, and if they conflict at points make a note of the differences – but consider that getting more than one perspective can help you form your own opinions – not just take on whatever opinions ‘experts’ give you. Having your own experience will be the best way to learn, but if you can absorb some of the articles below you can get other people’s experience a bit first to help you formulate your approach.
(Don’t take their advice without thinking critically – many different opinions and strategies are represented here.)
If you’re a client – I’d strongly suggest reading this awesome article by the Alt Agency – written for the client’s perspective: ‘Project Management: Getting Your Website Right.”
1. What Makes a Great Web Design Project Manager – Sam Barnes
2. Managing a Web Design Project from Start to Finish – CasJam
2. Project Management and Web Design – Adpearance
3. 5 Valuable Tips for Good Project Management – Creative Bloq
4. Make it Work – 4 Web Development Project Management Tips – Pantheon
5. What is Scope Creep? – Small Business Chronicle
6. An Introduction to Color Theory for Web Design – Envato Tuts
7. Understanding Visual Hierarchy in Web Design – Envato Tuts
8. 8 Guidelines for Exceptional Web Design, Usability, and User Experience – Hubspot
9. 10 Principles for Effective Web Design – Smashing Mag
10. 8 Effective Web Design Principles You Should Know – Conversion XL
Book / Audiobook: “You’re my Favorite Client” by Mike Monteiro
So you want to be a web design guru? here are 4 deep guides to get you further down the path to understanding web design and mastering it’s core concepts.
1. A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide – Smashing Magazine
2. Website Color Schemes – Tim Brown & White Space in Web Design – Tim Brown for Inspiration 🙂
3. Web Design Trends 2016: The Definitive Guide
4. Web Design Standards – 10 Best Practices on Top 50 Websites