Posted 11 November 2003 - 09:03 PM
I do some web design, but I've never competed in an event, because, unlike art, it seems as though it is much harder to come up with an original design. In art, a different image can convey a whole different emotion and feeling, but in a webpage (especially those "functional" ones instead of "artistic" sites), it seems as though the options are limited to what has been done before.
In art, an artists imagination defines WHAT he will do, as well as how good it is and the particular images. In a webpage, the function defines what you do, so the only way the imagination can shine through is in the style, not the form of it. Or so it seems. IFrames help a bit though, since they aren't "bound" like regular frames.
So I was wondering, how do you make a site that isn't like others? How do you use your imagination and still reach the goal? I mean, I don't want to put work into a design, and then have people say I stole it, you know?
Just wondering... B)
Posted 12 November 2003 - 11:38 AM
simple as that, you are only constrained, as in art, by your own abilities, knowledge and imagination
alot of web design is for commercial use therefore something tried and tested can work better
and not everyone is willing to chance breaking rules to create a more experimental site incase they lose potential customers.
i think some personnel, non-commercial and even commercial sites do experiment and try to push bounderies-
just come across this- http://www.sofake.com/
which i thought was great.
-takes awhile to load though!
your best bet is to check out as many sites as poss then u can gauge whats been done- and what hasnt
check what all the design houses are doing- then out do them!
i would say get into flash as the majority of innovative sites are created in it and also 3d is something u could look into.
Posted 12 November 2003 - 11:34 PM
But a lot of those sites are artistic sites. What about for a business? I see some out there, and a lot are different.
Posted 13 November 2003 - 10:25 AM
Just look at 2advanced, and how they time after time come up with a new fresh and innovative killerdesign.
And a lot of them are for businesses.
But personally I think you should try to avoid watching other sites as much as possible when designing one.
All it does is limit your creativity by having yourself wondering wether or not you're getting too inspired or not.
Posted 13 November 2003 - 10:31 PM
Unfortunately, my connection crashed after trying the second so I was unable to view the others...
Posted 13 November 2003 - 11:49 PM
if u want to create original work YOU will tell the company what they gonna get not them telling u.
like been said b4, just use ur imagination,
experiement, go mad!!!!!!!!!
no tutorial for being original
u either are or u aint B)
Posted 16 November 2003 - 07:46 AM
Also, experience brings many lessons.
Posted 17 November 2003 - 11:27 AM
- 3D Studio Max
Posted 17 November 2003 - 12:34 PM
Quite always an intro in flash is unuseful, but clients ask for it. Only a few percent of the user see the intros, often they just click on skip intro.
You have also to consider the limits of Flash. Up to Flash 5 it was impossible to use Flash for a man with physical problems. With Flash MX the files are readable also by the special browsers for blind person, however you have to program the movie to make that, and nobody make it, too long and boring.
If a site is made for graphical purposes you can use flash without problems, however if the site is of public utility you have to think also to blind persons and other less lucky people.
Flash is not the future, it is only a part of it.
With respect to the original topic, I have not a great experience in the layout design, however I try to be as more original as possible.
You can make great and original templates but when you design a page you have to think also to the users.
Try making the website and then ask to some friends to try it. Maybe it is better if someone has a low knowledge of the computer.
If they can visit all the website without problem is a good design.
Iframe are a nice thing, however some people is still using old browser. A good solution is to make a large use of CSS
Posted 22 December 2003 - 06:28 AM
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