What is it that makes a website stand out from the crowd? What makes it memorable and meaningful? This eBook wants to approach these questions. It's in no means a step-by-step guide to follow, but rather a collection of thoughts to give you some general impulses and perspectives on creating meaningful websites.
Starting with a comprehensive website planning guide to the question, "Which role does emotion play within the emotionless Web system?", our Smashing authors explored a variety of different aspects that all contribute to aesthetically beautiful and thoroughly thought-out user experience.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide
by Ben Seigel
- A Fun Approach To Creating More Successful Websites
by Jeremy Girard
- Defending The Generalists In The Web Design Industry
by Paul Boag
- Breaking Down Silos: The Consequences Of Working In Isolation
by Rian van der Merwe
- MUD: Minimum Usable Design
by Paul Scrivens
- A Craft Of Consequences: Reader, Writer And Emotional Design
by Robin Rendle
- Easier Is Better Than Better
by Paul Scrivens
- Designing Engaging And Enjoyable Long-Form Reading Experiences
by Martha Rotter
- Symptoms Of An Epidemic: Web Design Trends
by Espen Brunborg
- Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
- Pages: 106
- Language: English
- Released: June 2013
- Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
- ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454036-8
- ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454037-5
- ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454038-2
Excerpt From Chapter 2
A Fun Approach To Creating More Successful Websites — by
As Web designers and developers, each project we work with has a unique set of goals and requirements. But one goal we have for all of our projects is that we want them to make an impression on people — we want the websites that we create to be memorable.
A fun experience is often an enjoyable one and an enjoyable experience is usually a memorable one. Therefore, it stands to reason that one of the ways to create a memorable experience is to make it a fun experience. In this chapter, we’ll take a look at how adding a bit of “fun” into the mix can help us produce more engaging, and hopefully more successful, websites.
Excerpt From Chapter 7
Easier Is Better Than Better — by
When it comes to our own designs, we imagine people being able to make informed decisions on what the next step should be. However, they are already making 400+ decisions throughout the rest of the day that are likely more important than what they will deal with in our design.