8 Web Design Mistakes To Avoid
When creating a website we all wish to have the perfect site. But as I'm sure you're aware that's impossible. However if you follow the tips I've prescribed on this page then hopefully you'll have a higher quality site. Without further ado, here are the top eight web design mistakes that you want to avoid.
2. Navigation. Your website surfers often leave your site because they don't know what they are supposed to do next. So instead, offer them suggestions such as related content, popular posts and categories.
3. Color. Have a website with a white background and black text. This combination is the easiest on the eyes. Just look at HubPages as an example. All the text here is very easy to read. It's the most popular combination. Why? Because it works.
4. Windows. Don't open links in new windows. This topic is heavily debated, but here is my opinion. Surfers are now savvy enough to open their own windows if they want to. So when they click, let it open on the same page. If your website is any good, then the visitor will come back.
5. Contact. Have a contact page that is easily accessible. This will allow your visitors to tell you when something is wrong on your site, such as a link not working or some other bugs. Having a contact page also allows advertisers to contact you about placing ads on your website.
6. Media. Sites that have pictures, videos and music are great. But when you have these files playing automatically it just becomes annoying. You should allow your visitor the option to play the file if they want to.
7. Flash. I know it's flashy and seems cool, but try and not use Flash on your sites. It adversely affects load times and iPhone & iPad viewers can't see it.
8. Splash. Splash pages were popular at one point. It's like an introduction to your site. It has some flashy image and an 'enter here' link. But don't use this anymore. Your visitors might just leave than have to deal with your intro page.
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