Long back in 1906, Vilfredo Pareto created an arithmetical formula to describe the not so equal allocation of wealth in his country; he figured out that 20% of the people owned 80% of the wealth.

So what does Pareto have to do with web design?

The 80/20 has since evolved into a proven standard that works in just about any web design is no different.

A typical definition of the principle states: that a diminutive number of the causes (20%) are responsible for the majority (80%) of the effect.

In consent to web design, we can say that 20% of the work will take up 80% of your time. So the idea is to identify that exclusive 20% and do something about it!

What is that Twenty percent of the work (in a classic web design development) that is taking 80% of your time?

It could be different for every one, but from what I have seen, the big time idler is in the set up. When chatting about the set-up, it is about 2 things:

* Figuring out what the client wants and what the client deal with.
* Creating the essential composition for the website.

How to minimize the set-up cost?

* Predefined web site composition.
* Do not design by editing,
* If you are the web designer, you should tell the client how the website must be laid out, not the vice versa of it.

We do not design art pieces with our websites. We tend to design something useful that the clients needs; whether it is a simple branding site or an e-commerce site, your main goal is to get your clients message out there on the website, Not how artistic a designer is.

Designing by tinkering

Doing a Web design by tinkering is when you sit down in with your computer and you start building the website with no structure plan. You just start ‘tinkering’, trying out different types of layouts; by changing positions of images or your navigation etc ... This is a sure recipe to disaster and pain, never try it.

Prior to start your design you should know what your site is going to fundamentally look like, and how it will be planned before you get near your computer. If you are planning to do some ‘experimental’ web design for fun that is ok. But when you are structuring a website for business purposes, you can not be tinkering.

Author's Bio: 

Alberdecruz is a Copywriter of www.webzoneus.com. He has written many articles in various topics. For more information visit:www.webzoneus.com. Contact him at alberdecruzseo@gmail.com.