Designing a website is not the easiest thing to do. Not only does the website serve a purpose, whether you are creating it for business or pleasure, but it also needs to continue to drive traffic if it’s going to be successful. After all, you are designing it for the visitor more than it is for you personally. While there are plenty of tips out there to help, there are lots of mistakes commonly made while creating them. Here are some of the more common mistakes web developers and web designers make that hinder the effectiveness of your website:
No consistency. When it comes to designing multiple pages for a website, keep things simple and consistent. If your page design is inconsistent, your visitor may wonder if they’ve been sent to another website.
Confusing navigation. If your website’s navigation isn’t direct, visitors are likely to get frustrated and leave. Remember the three-click rule – your important content should be accessible within no more than three clicks from your homepage.
Irrelevant/outdated content. Three little words: less is more. Make sure your website’s content is up to date and refreshed on a regular basis. After all, you want your visitors to come back wanting more.
Poor readability and legibility. Visitors come to your website in search of information, so making sure they can read it is extremely vital. Make sure to use easy-to-read color schemes and fonts to make reading easier for your visitors.
Non-responsive design. Most web browsing is done on mobile devices, so make sure you design your website to be mobile-friendly, in order to enhance its usability.
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