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When you cats design a site how many variations of the design do you usually include? I think for the most part I've taken uniformity too far in the past and have usually created only one design for all pages. Now that I'm paying more attention I've noticed that many good designers make a primary design which includes a larger picture and header with basic information but no sidebar, a secondary design with a smaller header so that the content is closer to the top and sometimes a sidebar and a tertiary design with a much smaller header that just basically contains the menu and logo and no sidebar.

The primary is usually just used for the home page, the secondary for the main content pages linked to from the home page and the tertiary is for things like legalese such as privacy policies and terms of service or some thing like that. All pages have a common theme but vary the header and sidebars.

Is that how you plan your designs?

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I've not done many sites and

I've not done many sites and certainly not huge corporate ones. I usually have the header, navigation and footer exactly the same on all pages, and modify the secondary pages according to their content, i.e. photo gallery, product page, shopping cart. It really all depends on what the client wants and how best to display the content.

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regia wrote: I've not done

regia wrote:

I've not done many sites and certainly not huge corporate ones. I usually have the header, navigation and footer exactly the same on all pages, and modify the secondary pages according to their content, i.e. photo gallery, product page, shopping cart. It really all depends on what the client wants and how best to display the content.

Yes, it does depend on the client but they usually have no idea what they really want. Wink

I'm really liking the three design concept.

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Oh, how did that happen? I better slow down here. Tongue

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Yeah, take a break old man

Yeah, take a break old man Tongue too many posts this week, Saturday night and still on your computer, have some fun Party

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oh wizened one, I'm no

oh wizened one,
I'm no designer but the varying approach makes sense I would certainly, and do, take into consideration adjusting page elements on dynamic content sites that may throw up quite contrary pages of content such as social networking sites. At the end of the day it's horses for courses really I guess and would, too an extent, be dictated by the nature of the project and deep pockets of the client.

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