When you engage in a new client project how do you get started? A solid process plays a critical role in the project’s overall success, yet this process is one of the deepest darkest secrets of our industry. Evolving from print, identity, and advertising the web retains many methodologies and deliverable relics from disciplines that produce very different products.
Style tiles are without a doubt is a key tool to building modern web sites and apps. The key strengths include the ability to deliver key concepts without all the complexities of a 'full page comp'. They assist in keeping the client focused in the deliverable and not go on tangents that stray too far away from the core discussion.
This article posted in A List Apart is an amazing read on the core concepts of Style tiles and how they should be used.
If you're like me, you'll agree that the initial design phase of a project can be time consuming, fraught with frustration and rarely meets client expectations at the first approval meeting. What if there was a better way to approach things? With Style Tiles, the newest kid on the design-methodology block, there is.
A well executed article by Chris Brown that walks you through the whole process of creating an effective Style tile. Topics like 'What Are Style Tiles?', 'Common Key Features', 'Why Should I Use Style Tiles?' and 'Iterate' are all covered in great detail.