Website Design Common Mistakes

Sep 28, 2017 -- Posted by : admin

Design Over Function

The most common mistake made in website design is when aesthetics take precedence over function. You can have a stunning website design but if it isn't user-friendly then it won't do it's job. Avoid unnecessary animations, elaborate colour schemes and distracting content. Colour should be used to lead the eye, drawing attention to 'Call To Action' buttons and contact information. Layouts should be clean and simple and translate well across devices.

Accessibility From A Variety Of Devices

All websites need to be mobile friendly if they are to cater to all. An increasing number of website audiences are viewing websites from mobile devices making it vital your website functions well across all platforms. Your website will also be penalised in search engines if it doesn't meet the required responsive standards.

Lack Of Consideration For SEO

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) needs to be a key consideration if your website is to be found. Your website needs to be optimised to ensure it will rank well on search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Safari & MSN. Professional website designers will be considering how best to optimise your website from the very beginning of the design process.

Confusing Navigation & Complicated Layouts

Keep the design simple and easy to use. You need to accommodate users with a variety of skill levels. Visitors to your website need to be able to find the information they need quickly and easily if you don't want them to go elsewhere. The main navigation should be easily found with a minimum of top-level links to the most important pages.

Lack Of Maintenance

All to often websites aren't regularly updated. If you want your website to remain current then the content needs to be regularly reviewed. Use analytics to track the performance of your website and to alert you when your ranking has dropped or information is being overlooked. Blogging regularly is also a great way to keep your customers up to date while keeping you visibility maintained.

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