Website should not be the only way for people to find about you, but it is the way your customers, clients and your donors interact with you. The problem is most web designers forget that the website wasn’t created for themselves but to solve the users’ needs. They give creativity priority over practicality and usability.
Website design mistakes can hurt your efforts. To avoid that situation, we are going to highlight some of the common web design blunders and the possible ways to avoid them.
Unorganized Content Layout-
Everybody knows that a messy page prevents users from quick scanning. You should always keep in mind a clear hierarchy of your design and don’t place the users into a confusing position when they don’t know where to look first. Guide their eyes through the page and it will be a success. Visitors who can’t understand what your site is about within a few seconds of arriving on your site will leave. Websites with tons of images, text, and other things going on will take a while to load, and they’ll confuse your visitors. Avoid busy designs.
Poor Readability & Legibility-
This is a crucial element of web design. Of course, a good interface design will grab the users’ attention but users have to read text to be able grasp the information they desire. Some websites use the most bizarre font styles and sizes that make reading a pain. Another common web design mistake is making core information hard to locate. The homepage should have links to things like store hours, return policies, directions, FAQs, and shipping details. Other frequently viewed content like blogs and product descriptions should also have their own sub-menus in the sidebar once a visitor reaches that particular section. A search bar is also a very handy tool to place in the header of your site.
Complicating The Website's Navigation-
Ensuring visitors who enter the website navigate to the content they need is an art. Only creative and hard-working designers can ensure the perfect navigation of website pages. The key is keeping the navigation simple rather than adding too many links and click-to-open features on every button on the web page. Before you make the mistake of adding additional navigation, study your website and make sure you are directing the visitor to only the most important and relevant content from the home page.
Failing to put a phone number & address in several easy-to-find locations-
If you’re selling, you need to offer viewers multiple ways to contact you. The smartest route is to put up a “Contact Us” link that leads to complete info--mailing address, phone and email address. That link should be on each and every page of your website. Even if nobody ever calls, the very presence of this information adds real-world legitimacy and transparency to your site and comforts some viewers.
Bad Use Of Color And Contrast-
It’s impossible to give instant advice to this issue. Each designer should know color theory and be able to apply its rules. If you can’t fully rely on your knowledge of color and contrast, there are plenty of online tools that will help you choose the optimal match.
A stale website will not build the strongest relationships with potential or repeat customers. So make sure to avoid all the mistakes mentioned above and make your website even more attractive and enticing to the visitors.