Normally, when you consider web designing and app designing, both are two different things.
The major fact to know about this is – the applications are systematically and beautifully crafted to perform or carry on certain tasks. On the other hand, websites are pages that just portray specific things. However, recently, there have been many changes in the designing world and the line between the two – websites and applications has almost become invisible, with both of them mingling. These days, many websites are working similar to applications, or we can even say an entire application runs into their interfaces.
When looking back into the traditional website design services, the team does not have experience required for application development and if they construct, the end product may not be workable. Here in this blog, when we are referring to application design, we are not talking about ‘apps’. When we talk about apps, these are usually single purpose interfaces that enable phones to provide extra facility or work for which they are not generally supposed to perform. Though, they fall under the category of applications, they can’t be taken as true applications and that is why they are just considered as “apps”.
Today, we will talk about how designing website applications are different from designing normal informative websites. We will also peep into how you can handle the cross-over platform designing and create workable hybrid sites that induce application tools effectively.
A real responsive design won’t work well for applications
When looking at traditional software applications, they work in limited screen space (scrolling does not apply, and you can’t usually span different screen lengths as you can do with web pages). For the application interface to incorporate its own scrolling, it does require its own dedicated fixed space.
This implies that when you are opting for responsive design, you need to be careful about how the application elements are going to adjust in the limited space. You may need to use old workman tools in order to develop separate versions of the site to be displayed on different platforms, or even remove some elements from the application from being shown on the mobile gadgets.
Create effective Inline Support that can be displayed without leaving the Application Interface
For any application or website, testing is an inevitable part. However, for web applications, the testing scenario is quite sophisticated as well as tedious, because there are numerous factors for your web application for not working perfectly under certain circumstances.
Contrarily, when you look at traditional applications, you have the treasure of a user manual that users can refer when they come across any issue. In web applications generally you have to provide all the support as part of the site. Work on tool-tips, pop-ups, modals and if you want to extend to outer pages for help info, at least you need to use the target=”_blank” method.
Instill Potent Error Handling
For best user support, your application needs to be advanced enough to know when it’s not working or able to crash down systematically. For any user, it is quite frustrating when their system slows to crawl and they can’t close your application because you have not used error handling properly giving them the option to quit or terminate the application.
When thinking to provide web application design services, or developing team for the same, hire those people who are well experienced in creating conventional desktop applications. Those who have such experience may be able to create a more effective development process avoiding lots of mistakes.
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