Ever wonder how a building is made? It’s not just plywood nailed together into a box shape. It takes an architect to design and draw up blueprints that both fulfill form and function. Building a website follows the same principles. NuArtisan, a web design company in Austin, explains the importance of structuring a website so that it also fulfills form and function much like a building.
Information architecture uses the traditional concepts of constructing a building to organize data. If a building didn’t have a proper foundation, then the rest of the structure would be weak and dysfunctional. When it comes to web design, the functionality of a website is made sound through arranging content, database development, and dynamic coding.
Today web designers are still adapting information architecture to further improve usability and search engine optimization. Sites like Facebook and Engadget often make structural adjustments to not only support user traffic but create design that is appealing. A house can be functional, but if it isn’t aesthetically pleasing in some way you probably won’t want to live in it every day. Incorporating classical architecture methods into your web design will enhance its framework and generate navigational ease for users along with a desire to revisit more frequently.
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