As stated earlier, the designer should study the different design factors when preparing a functional diagram. Each of these factors influences the others and should be studied in concert with one another. There should be no blank areas or “holes” in the layout (Figure 8—34). Another suggestion for this step of the design process is to remember to use alternatives. In fact, it is advisable to try two or three quickly developed alternatives for the overall site organization. Alternatives encourage the designer to be creative about organizing the site functions and to perhaps discover a better way of solving a problem than was initially apparent.