If there is one thing that can be said about all humans in general, it is that we ALL make mistakes. Regardless of how many times we check our facts, dot our I’s and cross our T’s we still wind up doing something wrong. It is in our nature and unfortunately, mistakes are going to happen! Remember that guy you thought that was so charming and he turned into an arrogant pig by the end of the night but you still decided to check out his new apartment? Yeah, definitely a mistake but it happens! We are definitely accident and error prone when it comes to our jobs and regardless of how long we have been with the company or how many years we have been doing it, we will still mess up from time to time. Web designers are definitely no exception to the rule!
When it comes to mistakes made, there are seven in particular that web designers fall victim to. Some are worse than others, but most can easily be fixed.
1. Poor legibility
A website design Brisbane company noticed that this is one of the most common mistakes that designers make. By combining colors that do not read well or a font that is difficult to read, you can easily lose traffic.
2. Your website is disorganized
We have all visited a website and been so frustrated with it that we left. Do not let this be your site! Make sure that everything is well organized!
3. Poor navigation
If people have to search all over your site to find the one part of it that they need, you can expect to lose business. Make all of your page links easy to find.
4. Screen resolution issues
Keep in mind that a lot of people use their mobile devices just as much as their bulky desktops. Although you cannot cater to every screen resolution, you should at least check to make sure it will load appropriately on all devices.
5. Registration forms that are hard to use
Most of us have visited a site and wanted to sign up with it only to deal with a frustrating registration form that did not work right or wanted so much information that we got finger cramps from typing. Make sure that you only gather as much information as you need.
6. Overload of images
Some web designers think that the more images they can fit on the page, the better but in all reality this can cause your site to lose business. Too many images will make it look congested and will deter traffic.
7. Absolutely no background music
Regardless of whether or not you can listen to the song (or songs) on loop is irrelevant. Your visitors do not want to hear it, especially on loop, and I cannot tell you how much business you will lose by this. Some people are at work surfing the internet without permission and this might as well be a blaring air raid siren.
By avoiding these mistakes and double checking your work, you will easily produce a website that attracts traffic and looks incredible! If you are ever in doubt, you can always consult your friends and family members for their opinions. Keep in mind that it is people like them that will come across your site so keep their advice in mind!