The Two Lungs of Making Websites
6 April 2021 (previously posted 4 March 2020)
There are two lungs to making websites: User Experience and Content.
If you take one away you still have a website, but like breathing with just one lung life is much more difficult. Everything stems from those two items. They both have many parts but both are needed for a great website.
The lists give an example of how it can be divided between groups. Many terms came from Jesse James Garrett's The Elements of User Experience.
- Content Requirements
- Copy Writing
- Site Objectives
- User Needs
- Functional Specifications
- Information Architecture
- Information Design
- Interaction Design
- Interface Design
- Navigation Design
- Performance (which determines technology used)
- Visual Design