Kris Balch, President of VST, reached out to Goldlilys Media to inquire how to make their existing website easier to manage. At first, they wanted a way to keep track of users who download their files, have a login system and maybe create a cleaner interface for their online presence. Their requests seemed simple enough, until Goldlilys Media browsed their previous website.
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." – Steve Jobs
The way a design looks and feels like is only the first step to understanding a user interface. Everything gets simpler if we go with the flow. The clearer the interface flows, the better the interaction of the users for your website will get.
“A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.” - Ben Shneiderman
The main goal of a business website is to attract new customers and to keep them involved in your business. In this busy and complex world, the last thing anyone wants is to have to figure out how to use your complicated website.
Web Design focuses more on the front-end look and feel of a website. The front-end is what your visitors/users will see. It is what makes your website unique and that creativity will help users remember your business and keep them coming back for more.
To save time and money when developing complex sites, frameworks like Drupal and Compass/SASS were invented. Before these frameworks existed, websites that relied heavily on content management, and custom made programming would require clients to have a humongous budget. Why? Because doing everything from scratch to code all of the different features would take hours and hours to implement, test, Q&A, debug and test again. A software program is only as good as the developer/tester who created it. But, if a program is only being tested by a few people, how trustworthy can it be?
Are you new to Drupal development? Here is a list of modules that Goldlilys Media usually includes on our projects.