Common Yet Avoidable Web Design Mistakes

The perfect website design will never be found. Simply because anyone with an idea what websites are have their own idea what the perfect website looks like. Some would call for flashy design while some would argue that simple yet functional websites are the perfect designs. Then, the other party would say that flashy websites too can be very functional and easy to use.

It is therefore important for internet marketers to not get hung up on the details of web design. In fact, one can make a great website by simply watching out for pitfalls that turn awesome website ideas into poorly executed ones. Some of these common mistakes are outlined below to help website designers and internet marketers create the perfect site for their brand.

One of the main aims of website designers is to create an original look for a website they are building. With millions of websites in existence, this is getting tougher and tougher to do. As a result, some website designers resort to using elaborate fonts. While this practice can make a website standout, the trouble is that not all computers support all fonts. As a result, many people would have a different looking site served to them. Furthermore, this error could mess up the look of your site rendering it useless to non-savvy users.

Another practice that leads to negative results is the use of tables in sectioning the spaces within the website. CSS is the way to go and many websites are built and are being built with the extensive use of CSS over tables. Internet marketers should therefore ask web designers how versed they are with CSS and whether they will build the website using tables or CSS.

Websites are built for human use but website designers should also keep in mind that search engines would bring in millions of visitors if search engine bots know exactly what your site is all about. With that in mind, you should learn more about search engine optimization to aid you in building a website that would be easy for search engine robots to crawl.

Online stores should be made available to as many people as possible. It is therefore important that you keep limited access pages to a minimum. Some websites are built so that people who wanted to use it would have to register for an account. This turns off many visitors especially those who are only looking to see what you offer to decide whether it would be worth going back to your site in the future or not.

Flashy websites can be great especially if you are targeting the youth market. Unfortunately, many websites are built to be too flashy that loading time significantly suffers. This means people with slower computers would have to wait for a long time before they can see the complete page. Again, this would be a major turn off for people who are not very patient and internet users have the reputation of having a very short attention span with regards to using a website.

Internal linking is also very important. Some websites are built with the navigation menu visible only on the homepage. This means that once a visitor goes deeper into the website, their navigation controls are limited which could end up frustrating them and leaving your website for good.

Keep in mind these pitfalls and you are one step closer to making a great website and online presence in general.

About the Author:
Noel Addison Agnote is working as an internet marketer for more than 2 years. He is a part of NDIC, a web design company whose dedication is to build quality websites and help your business build a good online presence.

About The Author

Noel Addison Agnote writes useful tips and articles about the importance of logo design and branding for your business. If you are looking for guidance in the process of establishing a good online reputation for your company, you can visit NDIC.

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9 Response to Common Yet Avoidable Web Design Mistakes

  1. Eugene @ Internet Success on August 15, 2011

    “The perfect web design will never be found.” Ain’t that the truth. I always get stuck on visiting other people’s pages and picking out little bits and pieces of their design that I like and try to implement it in mine somehow. Then I realize that it doesn’t work with a feature that I already have in place. I guess it takes a lot of tinkering and REALLY long time before you finally come up with something you are truly happy with.

  2. fred @ finally fast on August 16, 2011

    >>>Unfortunately, many websites are built to be too flashy that loading time significantly suffers. This means people with slower computers would have to wait for a long time before they can see the complete page.

    I find that excessively flashy sites (or literally use of too much Flash content) is annoying even when using my powerful quad-core desktop surfing at full speed. Intro pages, too many images flying every which way…. we want information, not some sort of garish carnival!

  3. DiNaRa on August 19, 2011

    To make the post very short every web designer should create a user-friendly site which is easy to promote. I know that this is almost impossible to create an ideal site, but this is what we are striving for.

  4. Noel Addison on August 19, 2011

    Thank you for your comments!

  5. Carla on August 19, 2011

    Everybody have his own idea about “the perfect website design” and you never can satisfy everybody, at least you can hope that most of your visitors agree with your ideas. I can’t see the purpose of putting lots of widgets on your website/blog that can slow it down, I think that should be avoid. It can look great without them.

  6. Uiredesign@Website Redesign on August 30, 2011

    Very well cited out Zarko.I would like to add that there are other small things like Smooth navigation, Proper Breadrumb and similar title/ heading which could make the things better and user friendly.

  7. Adam Robinson@sarasota condos on September 12, 2011

    Creations of websites are still on the rise and such topics prove helpful specially for those intending to create a site but not too well informed on web designs. The demand for web designers are also on the rise but its always better if we can learn the tips ourselves.

  8. Aniket on September 13, 2011

    Hi Zarco….
    This post has struck some bells in my mind that I need to have my own original looking website….currently the templates I am using are not my own and dont really have a personal touch to it…I guess that can be a turn off and looks unauthentic…..


  9. Lava Infotech on December 15, 2011

    Thank you for the post.I really enjoyed reading the post.there is a lot of information.

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