10 Common Mistakes Web Designers Make


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Web designers all over the world are having a good time because of the rapid development of internet technology. You can also be sure that the web designing is one of the hot careers nowadays. Millions of websites are being made to promote different topics globally. So a web designer should possess a good skill of making suitable websites. Actually there are some common mistakes done by new and unskilled web designers. So, as a web designer you should be aware of that. Always keep in mind that a website designed by you should have a good performance level. Otherwise making the same mistakes repeatedly can hamper your bright career. So, below mentioned are some of the common mistakes a web designer should be aware of while designing a website.


Poor link treatment:

Hyper links are one of the most important parts of a website. Actually a sound website should be provided with proper links that guides a visitor to reach the particular page he wants.  Unnecessary use of hyperlinks can offend the visitors. A visitor always prefers a quick and proper link which you will take them directly to the destination page. Also be careful about the looks of the hyperlink. It is should be designed in an attractive way keeping in mind about the choice of the visitors.


Difficult navigation process:

Actually not all visitors and users are too experienced, and have a great knowledge of web browsing. And navigation is one of the important features of a website. So keeping that in mind the navigation process should be made very user friendly. Complex navigation process can lead into frustration and disturbance to a user. This will result in not visiting the website next time and instead of that the user will look for a different website.


More focus on design:

A website with attractive design and no fruitful content will strike a visitor for only once. Next time they will look for another website which will provide them with lot of informations. Normally most of the people uses internet to gather information about a certain topic. The website that will contain more information will get more visits. Because no one is bothered about the designs and good look. Remember, internet is the only platform to get quick and rapid information. So it should be the main perspective not the design.


Using flash elements:

Using flash elements in a website is now a trend for some web designers. But using a lot of flash in a website slows down its browsing speed. Also a very few mobiles supports flash. So some elements will not be supported when browsing is done from a mobile. So keeping these all things in mind always avoid unnecessary usage of flash elements.


Massive Images:

Some web designers use a lot of images in a website. This is also a major factor for reducing the speed of your website. Big images have a larger size which takes a lot of time to load. So try to use fewer amounts of pictures with small size. Nowadays this problem is being solved by W3C to add a new image in existing HTML 5 mark up. This automatically allows selecting the image according to the screen resolution. The result is quiet positive in this case in any type of resolution.

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Using fixed approach:

Presently due to rapid advancement of technology internet can be accessed from various gadgets with different screen resolution. If your designed website is using the fixed approach it can’t adjust with the full width of the screen. It will always adjust according to the particular resolutions mentioned. So this makes a negative aspect towards your website. Your website should always be designed with a mixed approach.


Overuse of effects:

Lot of effects are used in some websites to make it attractive. But keep in mind that effects should be minimal and the content should be more. Actually many websites uses such effects to impress their visitors that they really forgets about the real content. Using hacks and animations in your website can result in reducing the number of visitors.


Graceful degradation:

It is a process of designing your website in such a way that it offers certain amount of options to the modern users and adjusts gracefully to the old backdated browsers. Actually many users don’t update their browsers time to time which results in the limitations of options in a website. So, your website should be designed in such a way that it can relate to any type of browser weather it is backdated or updated.


Progressive enhancement:

This is just opposite to the graceful degradation. Starting the basic level with limited elements that mostly every browser supports then upgrade gradually to modern elements following the user. But it is ideal to use both the two approaches together keeping in mind of the user experience.


Unclear website purpose:

After opening visitors should immediately get an idea about the purpose of the webpage. You should always place headings and tags to give a proper idea of the contents on that particular page. A visitor should get an outline of the whole webpage just after opening it.


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