25 Jul, 2016

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If you are a web developer or you are going to be a novice, you really should carefully read this article because I am going to tell you some common mistakes in web design. Do you want to avoid mistakes to build your site better? If so, you are at right address. Let’s see what the 10 common mistakes among various ones are and some solutions provided, and you can know how good your site is. 

1. Poor navigation

It is the fact that if users can’t figure out where to go next quickly and easily, they tend to surf on to the next website- your competitors! It is time-consuming to go back 2 or 3 pages to get to another areas of the site. The solution? There should be a navigation bar along the top of the page or the left side regardless of screen resolutions to guide visitors.

2. Using too many font styles and colors.

Pages should be clean and clear, unified and consistent look. Remember that don’t try to convince viewers that your site is wildly artistic. The website builders often put hundreds of fonts at their fingertips and dozens of colors, which turn their pages into a garish mishmash. Using 2 or 3 fonts and colors for a page is ideal. It also should be sure that your page looks good on all possible devices from desktops to tablets to mobiles.

 3. Unorganized content layout


Everyone knows that a messy page prevents users from quickly scanning. If you are a web developer, keep in mind a clear hierarchy of your web design. Don’t put your viewers in a confusing position and make them not know where to look first. Guide their eyes through your page and it’s a success.

 4. Slow server time.

It’s surely a problem. Who wants to spend around 20 seconds to load a page, right? Traditional human factors guidelines indicate 10 seconds as an ideally maximum response time before users lose their interest. There are various ways to improve your website’s loading speed, and we will present them in a very next blog

5. Failing to put contacts in several easy-to-find locations.

Always remember to answer the question “How can viewers contact to us?” You need to offer viewers multiple ways to contact you. One of the effective ways is to put up a “Contact us” link that leads to complete information - email address and phone number, or even social media. This link should be placed in each and every page of your website. It’s not a big deal if you get no call from users because you at least comfort viewers, absolutely.

6. Outdated information.


Obviously, no one wants to visit a page with old, outdated information. Nothing screams “unprofessional” any louder than outdated information. If it’s impossible for you to create and update new content by yourself, don’t hesitate to spend an amount of your budget for a web gardener. Make sure to keep your site fresh and frequently updated and you will be surprised with the results it brings about. Also, you have to ensure the information quality on your pages to keep up with the good traffic to your site.

7. Orphan page

Every page in your site needs a readily seen link back to the home page. The reason? Because users sometimes will forward a URL to friends, who may visit and may want more information. But if the page they get is a dead end, it’s a failure. Remember to put a link to “Home” on every page, and make your site logo (usually found near the top left side of the screen) link back to your home page. That will quickly solve this problem and comfort any viewer. Users tend to want indication to show them where they are and content they read belongs to what.

8. Broken links

Links leading nowhere are signs of unprofessionalism in web design. Such small details can ruin the general impression even if the design is splendid. Links that lead to “404 error” pages are banes of web surfers. Test your site weekly or monthly to ensure that all links works perfectly, or you can include a “Contact the Webmaster” link in your site’s footer so that visitors can quickly let you know if the link doesn’t work and you can also fix it in a short time. It is not a bad idea, isn’t it?

 9. No responsive site


It’s absolutely a trouble if your website can’t adjust to major screen resolutions, you will potentially lose a large amount of visitors as their experience hasn’t been optimized.

10. Use of heavy images and animations

 Some web builders may think that it’s doesn’t matter in web designing but actually it’s big time. It can’t be denied that the heavier your website is, the slower it loads, especially on mobile devices. If you want to increase the traffic, make your site lightweight, but ensure the image quality also.

Wrap up

Well, I have recently presented the 10 common mistakes in web design to you, and I really hope it helps. If you see there are more other mistakes than 10, don’t hesitate to share by commenting below this article to help others. 

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