Common web design mistakes

Started by argoway, Jun 25, 2022, 03:12 AM

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Quality websites create a positive impression on the visitors.  Such websites get a higher amount of traffic and online business. These websites manage to create a very good initial impression with the help of appealing and user-friendly web designs. The time that you get to leave this impression is just a few seconds.

You should approach only an experienced web design firm to design your website. Lack of proper experience in web designing will create bad web designs that may tarnish your impression before the users.

Here a few common web design mistakes made that you have to avoid.

•   Websites which are slower are not appreciated by the visitors. Your website should download fast, or else the visitors won't stay long and may go to the website of your competitor.
•   The layout of the webpage should not be cluttered and the navigation links should not be placed in scattered manner.  They should be placed in an organized way.
•   The web content should be free from typing and grammatical errors.  The content for the webpage should be placed in a proper format; neither too big, nor too small.  It can be broken down to paragraphs, with the needed bullet points and sub headings.
•   Give adequate importance to the white space on the web page.
•   The colors which are used should be pleasing to the eye.
•   Don't install any built in music arrangement which cannot be controlled by the visitor. The website should have buttons to control the music.
•   Avoid poor layouts that take away the beauty of the website.


Website design by web designer and good websites create a good impression on the visitors.  Every web designer want to make a better website than other and on that way sometime they do some common mistakes. I have mention here some common mistakes made by web designers like:
-  Unorganized content layout
-  Bad navigation
-  Unfriendly screen resolution
-  Complicated registration form
-  Too much images on a web page
-  Using Much flash and animation


Read this common mistakes followed by the people during web design:

1. Where's the Search box?
2. Poor Readability & Legibility.
3. Unorganized Content Layout.
4. Bad Navigation.
5. Inconsistent Interface Design.
6. Unfriendly Screen Resolution.
7. Complicated Registration Forms.
8. Unscrupulous Use of Images/Animations.
10. No Background Music, Please!
11. Test, Test and Test.


Good advices. First of all navigation should by easy and comfortable for user, otherwise he simply quit the site. And better to pay attention at content, design may be simple.


In my opinion, the most common mistakes in web design are bad CTA, hidden navigation (especially if designer aren't aknowldged in how to use it), terrible use of whitespace and irrelevant images. Many years passing by and these mistakes are still happening often


The design of pages that affect the conversion is not developed. For instance, placing an order or registering on the site. Such pages are often considered secondary and often do not reach their design. But it is these pages that are key and it depends on them what percentage of your visitors will turn into buyers.

Too much on the page. The page is oversaturated with elements. The user's attention is dissipated, the probability of performing a targeted action is reduced. The more pictures and effects, the more skill is required to arrange them. The same applies to interface elements.
Big tall hat. As a result, the user has to constantly scroll down the screen. You can't even see the beginning of the content and it's not clear that clicking on the link in the top menu worked.

Use of unreadable fonts. Fancy squiggles will give your website personality, but will not add convenience to users. Outwardly, a well-designed site can spoil the wrong font, its color, alignment, indents, etc.
Too small font. The user will quickly get tired on such a website and rush to say goodbye to it.

Using the splash screen on the main page. In most cases, such a screensaver is an unnecessary obstacle in the user's path. Especially if an image or flash was placed on it, but no clues were displayed on what to do next. The fewer steps a visitor takes to get to the content they are looking for, the better. It is also necessary to take into account that search engines like to have text on the main page of the site.

In the mobile version of the site, some important blocks disappear, such as menus or contacts.
Too many blinking elements. Flashing font, rapidly changing banners - in most cases, they are perceived negatively by users.
Use in the design of "heavy" graphic elements. The website loads more slowly, which neither ordinary users nor search engines like.

Music when opening the site. Especially on sites of the b2b sector: would you like it if you suddenly start playing music from your PC in the middle of a business day?

Lack of functional links at the bottom of the site. For instance, buttons "To the top/To the top of the page" and links to the main sections of the site.
Inattention to details. It is the attention to detail, including design details, that distinguishes an ordinary website from an excellent one.

The design takes away from the content. That is, the design distracts from the purpose for which, in fact, the design of the website was created.
Website design looks too expensive/cheap.
That is, it does not correspond to the price category for which the products or services of the website are designed. A striking instance is the sites of pseudo-business gurus, promising "mountains of gold" and screaming about their super success, but at the same time the site looks wretched and cheap.
The accents are incorrectly placed in the design. The conversion chain has not been created, the selling elements, the placement of communication tools have not been thought out.

A very common mistake in website design is missing links. That is, it is very difficult to distinguish a clickable element from a non-clickable one. Make links visible and easily distinguishable from other text on the page.

The site design is drawn by a designer who does not know the features of the management system on which the website will be developed. Example: pending goods in the shopping cart of a site on Bitrix. You order a design for a freelancer who doesn't even know what the site will be built on and what functionality is present in the CMS by default.
Accordingly, the designer doesn't draw this button/tab. And there are dozens of such features in each system. Solution - contact specialists who will do everything in a complex (and this, of course, is ONVOLGA). And by the way, contact now.
There is no call to action on the website pages. Links "Ask a question" and "Order" are either absent or bashfully hidden only on the contact page.
Another wrong decision:
"First, the design is drawn. Then we write the structure of the site. We make up. Then seo. And then we think about what advantages to tell on the site." First, think about exactly what you want to talk about on the site, what to draw attention to and what will help you turn a visitor into a loyal customer. How to start building a website
Texts are not formatted. We designed the website header, the main page and ... that's enough. The text on the remaining pages turns into unformed, monotonous, hard-to-read "sheets" of text.