April 8, 2015 Sid Comments Off on Five Errors Web Designers Must Never Make
Five Errors Web Designers Must Never Make
We create websites to make companies more accessible to existing and potential customers via the Internet. When it’s no longer office hours, when there’s no one to attend to your customer’s needs, the website is there 24/7 to showcase your products and services.
A website, though, is not simply about putting out information on the virtual world. It only takes a few seconds to either capture the attention of a potential customer, or lose it forever – a bit dramatic, but it is not impossible.
With this in mind, web designers need to create a website that’s not only informative, but’s also interesting, and aesthetically pleasing. This ain’t always the case. Here are five basic mistakes a web designer can make when designing a website.
Abuse of free stock images
Going through the trouble of doing a photo shoot for every image needed consumes time, and in most cases, is very unnecessary. Using free stock images, though, becomes a problem when designers use free stock images that are all over the Internet! When this happens, it makes both the client and you as a designer look bad. Remember, you’re supposed to be a creative employee… so get creative!
Difficult to find contact details
There’s only so much time and effort a potential customer would waste trying to look for the details of the company. The harder it is to find your client’s contact details on the website, the lesser the chance of nabbing the visitor as a customer.
Use of multiple fonts and colors
One of the reasons why some websites are difficult to navigate (or even look at) is the excessive use of fonts and colors. We get it – you have lots of fonts. You know a lot of colors. There’s no need to put them all in one website. This makes the website look messy, disorganized, and unprofessional. The same goes for too many irrelevant graphics.
Failure to test the site on different devices
The screen on a laptop is different from a screen on the desktop, and much more so compared to a tablet and mobile. What works for one might not work for another. Always test the compatibility of your web design on different gadgets.
Home page clutter with too much info
If the information is not properly organized, site visitors will not bother reading through everything just to find what they need. Besides, seeing too much information at once can be overwhelming (and boring). Every post made needs to be categorized and labeled appropriately. The website is supposed to showcase the client and their business, and should not be used to display every single skill you have in design. Keep it simple.