Nobody wants their website to be devoid of creativity. The limitless opportunities that a blank slate offers a web designer are rather exciting. Yet, the mind is not a light that can be switched on and off. Clients and designers alike have their share of off days when it comes to optimizing creative development. You can easily see the effects in a designer’s portfolio.
In the early stages you will notice a lot of unique designs that stand out. When you start to notice a designer is becoming stagnant in their designs it’s time for a refresher in creative thought.
Most creative processes do not strike like lightening. Web design enables a professional to be creative within the boundaries of professional and functional design. Inspired work is actually more like an evolutionary process. Just like an artist who is painting the same portrait time and again or the writer who is stuck on the same story line, the web designer who is developing a site must start with the basics and work from there. Allowing the evolution of creative thinking to come into play balances out the entire picture and creates a useful and creative website.
When most people hear the term “creative” they often think of lots of bright colors and even conjure up images of painted canvases that have been splashed with buckets of paint. Granted, this is creativity in action. The term applies to the process of making something new from nothing more than the mind’s eye. Thus, even a straightforward and professional website requires creative thought. When something is devoid of bright primary colors it is not necessarily devoid of creativity.
A creative process is also a subjective one. What might be highly appealing to one individual can be looked at through raised eyebrows by another. Case in point would be the canvas splashed with bright primary colors and declared to be art. Some people think it is incredible art while others believe their five year old could do the same thing.
As the creative process evolves, it is up to you to express any concerns over the design with the web designer. If you are reviewing the design and find that there is something that you just don’t understand, it is fair to open up a discussion regarding its purpose or intention. The best web designs will tap into the creative cycle by answering a specific question. For
instance, if you ask a designer how to engage a younger audience or develop a high rate of conversion, the answer should be found in the design itself.
The use of unique ideas and the application of creative thought can turn a website into a highly operational and appropriate place for online business. Engaging an audience and keeping the theme of the site all the way through the various pages is an exercise in targeted thought. The development of such a site may not be an easy task. Once it is complete you and
the designer should both be impressed with the nuances that make it truly special.
You can easily be empowered to be an intricate part of the creative process throughout the management of content for the website. Every time you thoughtfully pose a question regarding your business goals you are working with the designer on the creative level. After the launch and the marketing you may wonder how to draw in specific users, age groups, even ethnic
or religious groups. Posing these questions to the designer is a facilitator for the plane of creative thought.
With creative evolution comes a higher awareness of the potential of any given website. During the management process you will see the difference between the plain and simple designer and those that are in the creative limelight, even if they never use a single primary color.