Websites are a great way to inform your customers about your brand and keep them updated with the events involving your brand. However, that is only possible if the website has been designed keeping properly and the designer is experienced enough to avoid any mistakes which could negatively affect your website and impact the overall user experience.
So exactly what mistakes are those? Well that is exactly what we will be discussing in this blog today! The following are some common mistakes that website designers tend to make.
Stats show that over 40% of searches are made through smartphones and tablets. However, a common blunder that designers tend to make is that they fail to make the website responsive so that it can be displayed properly on these devices. Failure to do this hampers with the overall user experience and affects the overall ratings of the website.
Failing to use design elements when designing a website actually result in the website to come across as either overboard or outdated. Some businesses want the website to be so ‘dressed-up’ that they tend to overlook the main thing: keeping the focus of the user on the relevant and main content. Therefore, keeping in mind design elements in website design is crucial.
Not Utilizing Space Properly
Every designer knows the important of spacing in design. Negative space is an important concept that needs to be implemented in design so that the website doesn’t look to crowded or too empty – it should be balanced to achieve a clean look and draw the attention of the user.
A common mistake that can cost businesses big time is the use of free website builders that are out there. Though they are a convenient way and often faster way to design websites, they tend to add a lot of data to the back-end code which results in the speed of the website to be very slow – and no one likes websites that take a lot of time to load.
Losing Focus On Quality
Flashy websites – websites that look good are often the main concern of the business. However, in that process to make the website look “good” they tend to overlook on the most important aspect that is quality content. A website needs to be more than pretty – after all, its main purpose is to inform the customer about what your business is all about – and that is a mistake which is most common.
Hard to Find Information
Designing a website with the most important information hidden or just plain hard to find, is another common mistake that designers tend to make which not only affects the user experience but also results in the website ranking to go down as a result.