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Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates, Fifth Edition by Clint Eccher

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CHAPTER 5GATHERING REQUIREMENTS AND CREATING A COMP

Once a designer understands the fundamentals of building a mortised site, then the fun begins—actually building the site. There are 10 general steps a designer should follow when building a mortised site:

1. Gather and base a site on requirements. Requirements determine, among other things, how many graphics the designer will use, what colors will be used, how fast the site must be, what future growth or changes the design must accommodate, and what content and functionality will be included on the homepage and subsequent pages.

2. Create comp(s) for the client. It’s simpler and more efficient to build the look and feel of the site (that is, a comp) in Photoshop than to build the actual homepage ...

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