Why a Modular Web Design is the preferred approach to modern website building
Whether you’re looking to build a new website or are considering an update to your existing site it’s important to be aware of your website design options. The interchangeable terms of Atomic Design and Modular Web Design are important to be aware of as they are now integral to any modern web design project. Atomic design (most commonly known as modular design) has revolutionised website building and provided ample flexibility in the design process, giving more control to the website owner on how they wish to layout their content. Here’s why Bang’s Development team suggests using this approach for any business which seeks to set up infrastructure which can meet both current and future business challenges.
The majority of websites are managed by well-oiled open source Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, just to name a few. Now whilst these CMS platforms cater to a template based approach they can lead to a website design that is very monotonous and rigid, making it difficult to to move elements around on the template.
A modular web design template on the other hand is very flexible and provides a refreshed look to every page template you create. A modular web design by definition is a process where everything is built using reusable and moveable elements called “blocks”. The benefit of this block style approach is that they fit well in the grid layout of website design, very similar to a lego game or a puzzle.
CMS leaders WordPress and Drupal have both adopted this modular approach in their workflows. WordPress has introduced their revolutionised Gutenberg editor along with ACF blocks . Whereas Drupal has adopted this modular approach by introducing the Paragraph module which is independently maintained.
Why Modular Design?
Whilst templates can give you a functional off the shelf solution for an attractive fixed cost, you will need to factor in additional costs for any changes. Modular design on the other hand, provides a lot of flexibility in order to grow, evolve and scale. This enables you to create pages which cater to current and future business needs, and it’s this scalability option of modular design that is one of its notable features. Additionally, you can add newly built modules to the existing collection, thus reducing the overall cost of website development, providing a fresher look to the content and a constant evolution to your website.
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Whether you’re looking to build a new website or are considering an update to your existing site it’s important to be aware of your website design options.