Web designer must not forget that they have 10 seconds or even less to grab the visitors’ attention on the site. That means they have no chance to make any mistakes while making web designs.
The nonfunctional website is a big headache which is an outcome of our own mistakes. One can deal with it by ignoring the below-mentioned blunders while creating a web design:
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Making Your Site Overloaded
Heavy content or adding unnecessary things like excessive pop-ups, advertisements, plug-ins, and visuals can give your site a messy look. In fact, these things would be damaging for your site. Try to do performance/stress testing of your existing site and check if it’s free from load.
When it comes to the perfect site, it is not an easy task. It should be both — desktop and mobile friendly. Unfortunately, most of the designers do not know that more than 40% of sales happen on mobile. And if people cannot approach your site via mobile than it’ll lose a big chance of traffic, ROI or sales. So check out if your site is handy for mobile or tablet users by testing it on suitable mobile-responsive checker tool.
Using Inappropriate Typography
The use of inappropriate typefaces or unreadable fonts (use of too large or too small fonts) on the website is the not-to-do thing that we commonly do.
It is your task to offer people a website which has readable content. Use appropriate font size. Use bright colors against the light background and light colors against dark colored-background.
Making things overcomplicated on site is another mistake most of us do, that should be sidestepped. With simple layouts, illustration, and the familiar language you can make things easy-to-understand and simple for your customers.
Poor Navigating System
The site built with the strong navigating system is considered as successful. On the other hand, if people find difficulty in searching or getting their required information, they will abandon the site.
Creating a navigating system on your site is not enough. Rather one has to maintain its performance. Poorly built navigation bar can make things horrible for your visitors and so for you.
Adding Excessive Backlinks
Adding Backlinks is useful but too many links on your webpage is against strong UI/UX design canon. Excessive backlinks can distract readers to engage with your website. Unfortunately, I’ve seen many people doing this. I would suggest not to add more than two backlinks in a single web page.
Ignore Headings- H1 and H2
Most of the designers ignore the importance of headings and emphasis more on the content; it is UX killer. Remember more than 80% of visitors read the headings of your site and judge content. Aappealing headlines can give you a better chance of higher viewership. The site should possess clear, indulging headings and subheadings through which website can rank.
Having No or Unclear Key Information
Who are you? What services you’re offering? How you deliver them? How people can contact you? These are some of the things your visitors may want to know immediately after landing on your website. Unfortunately, most of us missed these things to mention clearly in sites and got poor outcomes in the face of low traffic or sales.
Putting Irrelevant or Less Interactive Visuals
Images and videos could be more interactive than those wordy texts written on your site if they’re being used wisely. Most of us, sometimes, emphasizing more on the text do not give importance to the relevancy of the visuals. Remember poor selection of visuals can ruin the overall website design.
So, these are the common but serious mistakes we often use to do while designing. Hopefully you have found these things helpful enough.