Aesthetics or Functionality? Or both? This is the question.
One of the mistakes we have observed repeatedly in failing web application projects is clients choosing designers based on aesthetic skills and not realizing the importance of functional design. Unfortunately the end product in such cases is a visual beauty leaving a sour taste when used.
It is often a painful process when aesthetically concerned designers and functionality concerned developer have work together. Ideas and priorities clash.
At the end of the day, a great web application requires both: An appealing aesthetic user interface which is at the same time intuitive, consistent, logical, and simple to use.
If you are just starting a new web application development project, we strongly recommend to consider both in your designer and development choices: Aesthetics and Functionality.
If you have to choose one over the other at the beginning, that would be functionality. This is why many projects start with a mockup or a prototype that emphasizes functionality before aesthetics.
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