the design / production of the project ! Saves you time, saves the client money, and saves heartache on both sides. ! Helps vet ideas and organize features before one pixel is drawn or one line of code is written.
! User control and freedom ! Consistency and standards ! Error prevention ! Recognition rather than recall ! Flexibility and efficiency of use ! Aesthetic and minimalist design ! Help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors
design and development will make choosing plugins & custom coding easier. ! As you find similar projects (photo blogs, corporate sites, etc) you can identify design patterns that will help streamline your design / development ! Performing exercises like Screen Mapping will help define which template files you need to account for.