Challenges I Faced While Designing My First Client Website
It was a great experience designing my first website. My first project was a UI/UX website and I had to convert the template given to me by a client into a functional website. When I started work first, I faced many challenges while designing a website. Although I managed to overcome all of them, here are some of them listed to help you get a better start at designing a website.
- Content Positioning: I began placing the content in an attempt to replicate it as per the template. Content positioning is very critical in UI/UX websites and should be exactly the same as per the given template. This is one of the major challenges while designing a website. Since it was my very first experience, I didn’t have much knowledge in positioning the content, so doing a lot of research definitely helped me go the distance.
- Making the website fully responsive: A large part of my time went into making the website fully responsive. The website used Bootstrap technology, which is a widely used CSS framework. I had previously worked with Bootstrap, but only using it was not making the entire site responsive on all devices. As a result, I had to write Media Queries in CSS. Having a thorough knowledge of Media Queries is an extremely important trait in a web designer. I had to write Media queries for some grids to make the website responsive on all devices which eventually did the job flawlessly.
- Browser Compatibility: Browser compatibility is the website’s compatibility with almost all contemporary browsers.
- Font Compatibility: In my project, the issue I faced was related to the website font in some browsers since the CSS syntax followed for different browsers was different. So I did my research and wrote the CSS syntax which worked fine for all the browsers. This is the most widely faced challenge by web designers.
In my first client project itself, I got to learn many new things. I am very happy and glad to be working at Online. As I get the chance to work on more upcoming projects, I can confidently say that I will soon be fully equipped to face any challenges the projects have to offer.