What is atomic web design?
The typical way of viewing a website in the past has often been to create a linear, step by step checklist of pages. The aim of this is to categorise the different elements and topics of a site so that it is presented to users in a way that makes sense.
However, web design is a constantly evolving entity and we are now recognising more thoughtful, considered ways of designing our websites.
Brad Frost argues that web design should be approached holistically, rather than in a linear fashion. By viewing a website as a whole, it can be broken down into separate, smaller, simpler elements, which in turn will create a more straightforward, easy-to-navigate and better-performing website.
Of course, before an organisation even reaches the web design stage, it is important to factor in the user’s needs, behaviour and journey.