According to the Frank Chimero, a
well known designer, “People ignore the design that ignores people.”
Take a long look at your website and make sure that it is not having such elements which are keeping user to stay away from your website or stopping to surf the web pages. The website which is built well and filled with good contents will surely have stable as well as returning visitors.
We have compiled here few common mistakes of website design. This guide may help you to analyze your website design. The important thing is avoiding them where you can fixing them when they happen.
1. Avoiding creating responsive design.
This is the biggest mistake you are
doing. Since over 40% of modern searches conduct on smart phones or tablets.
Not having a mobile friendly design is actually irritation to the user. This
results in distraction of the user from your website to any other way to get
his desired products and services.
2. Too much Loading time
No one likes waiting. If your
website is taking more than 3 seconds to be loaded, consider it as failed.
Website load time can directly affect sales rates, search engine rankings and
customer loyalty. Try to reduce the website loading time with optimizing images,
removing unnecessary plug ins, use browser caching etc.
3. Bad Navigation
Making navigation menu hard to find
is a common web design mistake. Bad navigation force user to quite your
website. Make sure that the flow or navigation aspects of your website are easy
to understand and even easier to find.
4. Poor use of contents and white spaces.
Contents tells readers everything
about your business. Too much cluttered contents, spelling mistakes, uneven
font sizes and type may discomfort user to read the text on your website. Use
small sentences and simple languages. Break the text wherever you can. Make the
good use of white spaces to bring the eye around your site.
5. Irrelevant photos and images.
Filling up the Web Pages with lots
of images is not at all a good idea. Do not use generic images. Generic images
leads users to the wrong directions. It makes something wired combinations when
text contents and images are not matching with other. Use specific images which
relates to that topic or section where they have been put.
Other than above, few more mistakes you can avoid in website design.
1. Unclear font
2. Hard to find contact information
3. No background music please
4. Unorganized contents layout
5. Unfriendly screen resolution
6. Missing Call to action button.
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