About Our Visual Design
It’s time to lay out the final content and determine the look-and-feel for your website! With CANVAS, you have the flexibility to tailor yourdesign from changing colors, updating fonts, styling navigation, adjusting the layout of content, and so much more!
CANVAS page templates are responsive by design, which means that your website will be optimized to your users’ desktop, tablet, and mobiledevices. No pinch and zoom necessary!
Your Brand’s Web Style Guide
Think of this as a brand identity exercise, only you’re coming up with an identity for a website. We’ve created a Canvas Style Guide section for you to explore and gain a better understanding of CANVAS’s default styles, guidelines, dependencies and customization examples. The Style Guide will help you select global style values for your site fonts colors and spacing.
Design Tips & Best Practices
Here’s what you should consider if you’re redesigning or building a website.
Don’t Jump The Gun
Avoid the potential design pitfall of the “Ready, Fire, Aim” approach. The most crucial part of website projects is the planning. Know what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and for whom you’re doing it before starting to design your site.
User Experience Is Key
Start and end the project with your users’ interests in mind. If the site doesn’t provide useful and easy to use content and features to the audience, nothing else matters.
Think Beyond the “Typical” User
Everyone’s different! Design with the varying ages, experience levels, physical or sensory limitations, and technical circumstances of your users in mind.
Once the Visual Design phase has been completed, your site will be built, tested, and pushed live in the Configuration and Test & Launch phases.
As a reminder, the previous step in the process was Information Architecture.