You have now completed the website brainstorming process and found a solid topic or sub-category niche. Now it is time to begin your storyboarding process. Why make a website storyboard. Storyboarding can be defined as the process of creating drawings that represent shots for production. The same idea can be used in web design. Storyboarding can make website design easier and more efficient. This will help you save time and money. This will allow you to visualize the end result of your project by storyboarding it.
Start to create your website by using the building blocks you have identified. Get a piece of paper. The homepage is the most important page. Your visitor has 5 seconds to grab your attention. Your site should not be difficult to use. Nobody will stay. Keep it simple. Once you’ve completed your first storyboard, think like a visitor for the first time. What if you had to stop and go? Would you click on a hyperlink? You can create a storyboard by clicking on a link. In seconds, you can quickly sketch a storyboard. Here’s an storyboard example.
Storyboard Your Design and Usability
One statement should be the focus of your storyboard. What can I do to make this design standout and simple? Your design should be exciting and fresh, but also simple and user-friendly.
It’s not a waste of time
Surfing the internet is a great way to find ideas. You will find web pages you love and those you don’t like. If you come across a design you love, why not ask yourself why? What is it that you love about this web page? Do you like the layout, the colors, or the organization of the navigation? Write down whatever you want about the site. Keep track of your thoughts and ideas. It would be sad to forget the best idea of all time. The bad web pages are those that are difficult to read, navigate, or have other flash sites with cool animations, but no purpose. You can use this list as a stop sign to avoid making the same mistakes.
It will be easier to go to the next page of your website. However, it is important that you keep the pages consistent. You shouldn’t alter the layout or navigation between pages. You should find a place where you can put your navigation, header, columns, and footer. KISS it. Keep It Simple, Stupid. Pick one page from a list of pages. You might ask yourself: “If I were here, how would you get back to the Homepage?” Perhaps you’re already on the homepage. How do I get to your content pages? You can set up simple scenarios that you can follow. It should be as easy as possible.
Create a Sitemap
Once you have a rough idea of how your website will look, you can create a sitemap. Sitemaps are a list of all the pages on your website. Start at the homepage and move on to the category pages, then the sub-category page. To represent different sections or pages on your site, simply draw simple boxes. An easy sitemap example:
This Technique SAVES TIME
Learn how to storyboard websites. This can help you save a lot of money and time. A storyboard can be drawn in a matter of minutes, or even seconds. It could take hours to create the code. These sketches don’t have to look like you are filming a movie. Take your time, take the time to really think about it. It can make your website easy, fun, and more successful. It can lead to frustration, confusion and even failure. Keep it Simple