Common Web Design Mistakes to Avoid
Web Design Mistakes To Avoid
A lot of companies are using the internet marketing model for their businesses and in this day and age it makes complete sense. With the rapidly evolving internet speeds and the thirst for knowledge building among the youth. They want to use the internet for work as much as they do for pleasure. Websites are essential for businesses because they form the first link between the customer and the product of service. Sometimes, long before a person has become your customer they will have visited your website several times. What is your web design like?
Your website will leave an impact on them. How well your website has been designed sends a subconscious message to the user about the seriousness of your work. They will definitely judge you based on the quality of the work they see on your website. You don’t get another chance to make a first impression so you should use this time wisely. Are you guilty of committing the mistakes we’ve noted below. Read on to find out.
We have noted down a few common website mistakes that web designers make and how it you should avoid them:
Common Web Design Errors
Slow Loading Websites:
If you have studied management in school you would have heard of hygiene factors in the work place. Website loading time acts as a hygiene factor for web users. An internet user takes fast loading websites for granted. They expect them to be opened within seconds of them typing in the url of clicking on the link. Such is the requirement of the new generation. However if a website is performing slowly or takes a long time will load, not only will it leave a bad impression in the mind of the user, he will also switch to the competitors service.
Too much clutter:
When we design a website in Pune for our customers, we work with the philosophy that less is more. Sometimes it becomes necessary to fill a lot of information into a page, even that has to be managed with tact and skill. That isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Not only does it become necessary to do more with less, the things you do use on your website should all stand out differently. It should attract the users attention when needed.
Too much text:
Unless people are reading for pleasure (and sometimes even then) people only want to know the crux. They’d rather read the summary than the whole text. Break your text boxes into several smaller ones rather than having one large chuck. Give clear headlines, all the important information should be covered in the first two lines if possible of highlighted to make it easier for the reader to understand.
Call to Action (CTA’s):
The purpose of your website is usually to drive sales or generate leads for your business. If you have ambiguous CTA’s or CTAs that are placed awkwardly then the users will have a tough time of taking the required steps. First be clear on what you want the website to achieve and then design the web pages accordingly.
Your customers are spending more and more time on their phones and tablets. Does your web design company, keep the principles in mind like we do? 80% of emails are opened on smart phone devices so chances are they visit your landing pages on their phones, how well has your website been optimized for smart phones?
Don’t forget that social media plays an important role in the success and failure of a business today. If you have not included social share icons on your web pages then you are surely missing out. Social Shares help spread the word about the great blog you have written or an amazing service you provide. Ensure that your website helps get the word out rather than the customer having to try too hard to do so.
If you need a new website, or if you are not happy with your current website, you have to consider switching to a service that knows what they are doing. For all your website development and design needs, Codeplateau is there to assist you, every step of the way.