Graphic/Web Designers work a lot of time, with little details such as color, typography, content etc. to make a product perfect for the market, but before you can count to three, you will find that there are new features, that you need to put new content, you have a new product, the market has changed or you have found a new market to exploit.

When you notice this, your perfect design becomes overstock with new features, new contents, new tabs, that makes your application full of unorganized things, then designers know is time to redesign.

How could you avoid this intolerable situation?

To avoid this situation you could consider scalable design, frameworks, components, interface structures that allow your design to accommodate and adapt to the new changes, new features, markets, products, tendencies, the change of size is the key of scalable design.

Your Blueprint (the framework).

A framework that obtains its goal can provide a blueprint that helps to organize the application screen. The objective of a framework is to establish the space of collocation of the data, images and features, content that the designer would want to display on their applications.

Imagine if you have the need to make feature changes or add something to the application. You will have a flexible framework ready to have some changes.

Work Structure.

This element determines if your design is scalable or not. Lets think or consider add horizontal tabs, its logic that in the future you might add more tabs, then you should think about adding vertical tabs instead of horizontal tabs.

Content and Components.

After all you have seen, you decide to put vertical tabs, this will not save you the trouble and work of redesigning. The content in the tabs are susceptible to changes and variation, depending on language or the people browser that is watching your application. This changes usually falls into the developers’ hands but without the right guide of the designer, the developer won’t know what to do.

As every design is affected bye time and has indubitable. The application will change threw the course of time, but of you that the time don’t affect your design you would consider the following points:

Use frame works, it allows your applications to being flexible and help you accommodate new features.

Use flexible interact structures specially the ones that could expand or contract ensure that you will have free space to but new features and content.

Design a dynamic component will help you with a layout that can change depending on the contact, number of letters; this provides you with a layout capable of scale with the content.

Although this considerations will not give you a fabulous, perfect and maximum solution to this problem, it will give your application the flexibility it needs to make changes without mayor disturbances. This does not mean that you won’t be doing redesign but you will be doing less and easier redesigns than before.