ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Widespread Web Design Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Customers’ Web Browsing Experience

Updated on May 11, 2016
Web design mistakes can seriously impact your business
Web design mistakes can seriously impact your business

Introduction

The process of designing a website is a real challenge, especially for the beginners, who lack skills and knowledge in the area. There are tons of information you can find both online and offline, which can help you create a website from scratch. You can hear a lot about web design trends, recommendations and tips, but you will hardly find out enough about the most widespread web design mistakes, which should better be avoided. Meanwhile, this information should not be overlooked, because web design mistakes can have a negative impact upon the web browsing experience of your clients. If you fail to learn more about these mistakes, your business may be at risk.

Mistake #1

Making the Home Page Simple and Not Topic-Oriented

Do you wish to attract the attention of the potential customers? Do you intend to encourage them to keep exploring the site? If so, then your number one task is to make the home page of the site informative and interesting for the prevailing amount of users. This does not mean that it should be overloaded with content. That’s not the best solution as well. Just try your best effort to make it easy to navigate and understand. It is a well-known fact that many people need only 5-7 seconds to decide whether the site is worth their attention or not. If you are lucky to make them interested, this will already be half of the business. If not, then the visitors will abandon the site to keep looking for the one, which will meet their needs.

Your web design success depends a lot upon the opinion of users
Your web design success depends a lot upon the opinion of users

Mistake #2

Making the Text Illegible and Indistinct

Regardless of the type of the website you are going to create, there will certainly be much text on it. High quality and legible content is what your customers need, so focus on this aspect when constructing your site. Try avoiding long paragraphs that are difficult to read and understand. Instead, make clear and topic-oriented paragraphs, use catchy headlines, bullets, and never ignore the spaces. It makes sense to make the text shorter, but more informative rather than writing something, which is not associated with the topic of your site.

Mistake #3

Publishing Photos and Images of Poor Quality

You may be surprised to find out that the prevailing amount of users pay attention to the images and photos published at the website before reading the text. If they draw their attention, they will keep browsing through the website. Otherwise, they will just leave it to continue their online search. This means that you should be very careful and attentive when selecting the photos, graphics and images for your site. Make them relevant to the topic of the resource and always make sure they are of high quality.

Mistake #4

Use of Irrelevant Data

Having created a website, you should regularly update it to provide your visitors with relevant information. No one likes to find out that information published at the site is outdated and does not correspond to the real state of affairs. It is your responsibility to control the situation, so try to be serious about this issue.

Learning how to avoid the mistakes is important for a web designer
Learning how to avoid the mistakes is important for a web designer

Mistake #5

Overlooking Privacy Issues

With the increase of online frauds, most users are concerned with their confidentiality. If you are not ready to ensure 100% privacy protection to those people, who use your website, they will hardly become your regular visitors. To prevent these frustrating situations, you should always let your visitors know that you are not going to disclose their personal data if they share the info with you. This is one of the major points you are responsible for.

Conclusion

It goes without saying that people visit websites to find information they need. They pay special attention to the content, but such aspects as usability, functionality and website appeal are also important. Having adopted the decision to design a website, you should realize that making the web browsing experience of your visitors positive is a key to your success.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • gobindo12345 profile image

      gobindoroy 

      17 months ago from Dhaka Bangladesh

      Great job....Thanks

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)