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c1lonewolf
04-17-2012, 05:16 PM
These questions are mostly for experienced webdesigners.
1. What's the diffeence between about, bio, home, profile and splash pages?

2. When you design a website who determines where items like subcategories go, the client or you the designer? In main content area or in sidebox category menu?

Thanks in advance for any worthy replys.

VIPStephan
04-17-2012, 09:16 PM
These questions are mostly for experienced webdesigners.
1. What's the diffeence between about, bio, home, profile and splash pages?

The difference is what you make it of.

A definition of a splash page is featured on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splash_screen). Basically, splash pages on websites are these useless intro pages that have no purpose other than make you click once more to get to the actual home page. The home page (sometimes also called “index page”) is usually the first page you get when you access a website at the domain root (i. e. when you access http://example.com rather than http://example.com/somepage.html), or the starting point for browsing a website. A well designed home page features an overview of the information to be found on the website so that the user gets some orientation.

Now, “about”, “bio”, or “profile” pages are interchangable in terms of naming conventions. If you provide information about yourself (or some client) you can name it any of the above. The important thing is that visitors get what they expect.



2. When you design a website who determines where items like subcategories go, the client or you the designer? In main content area or in sidebox category menu?

Usually the designer proposes a layout/concept and the client either accepts it or asks for changes. It’s a two-way process then that requires communication and sometimes persuation in case of strong disagreement about the right approach. The designer should be confident about their proposal and defend it if they know that it’s the best approach but also should be willing to back off if the client insists in something. Always beware of pissing off the client by being too self-opinionated.

c1lonewolf
04-18-2012, 04:44 AM
Thanks VIP, that's really helps me out a lot!:thumbsup:



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