An Expert’s Design Tips for Creating a Killer Website with Rafal Tomal

Technology Translated
Technology Translated
An Expert’s Design Tips for Creating a Killer Website with Rafal Tomal
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Everyone likes to think they know good design, even if they’re not a designer. But unless you’ve spent time in the trenches studying and doing design, you’re missing out on much of the “why” that drives design decisions. By having a better understanding of design, you’ll be better able to guide your designer to the website or app you in vision.

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Rafal Tomal is an exceptionally talented and thoughtful designer.

His work can be seen at all over the various Rainmaker Digital properties. He’s written a book on design that outlines his process and thinking called “The Essential Web Design Handbook” and it should be required reading for every designer.

By having a better understanding of design you’ll have a better relationship with your designer, a more beautiful, effective website, and a site that better serves your customers.

In this 15-minute episode Rafal and I discuss:

  • Rafal’s top 3 tips for web design
  • The importance of simplicity in design, and how to keep simple from being boring
  • Making the mistake of assuming your users know where they are and what they are doing
  • Get a fresh perspective on design by stepping away
  • How consistency and design patterns create a killer user experience
  • Putting your users at center of your design thinking (not yourself or other designers)

Listen to Technology Translated below …

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The Show Notes

Three sites Rafal gives as good examples (that he didn’t design):

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