May

23

2012

Greatest Sins of Web Design

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There are two kinds of mistakes in any field of work; pardonable and unpardonable. The ones that are unforgivable are given the name ‘greatest sins’. As aforementioned, such sins exist in every field and the same is true with the field of web designing. While you may have come across a number of works underlining mistakes a web designer should avoid, mention of the most damaging errors is rare. Here, we are going to mention the same.

Harsh Colors

Yes, the very colors that give you a headache within minutes of looking at it. Using such color schemes in a web design not only makes a website visually unappealing but also utterly intolerable. Too loud colors like bright yellow and parrot green in a website serves no purpose other than increase the sales of eye drops. Going through content requires focus and such color schemes defeat the very purpose of it. Take advice of your web design firm before making experiments in the color department.

Pop Ups

The irony here is that probably nobody ever asks for a pop up but still come across one on daily basis. Mainly, the purpose of a pop up for websites is to earn revenue from whosoever advertises in it. But using of pop up doesn’t leave a good impression about the website. Moreover, the purpose of pop up is entirely defeated at present times as browsers easily block and ask permission from the user to open them. Therefore, using of pop up is a bad idea. Ask a web design company if in doubt but do consider the point.

Long Pages

Nobody wishes to scroll down and down in a website until it is Facebook. Having long pages laden with unending content could be a recipe of disaster for any website. Now, arguing that one’s field of business demands lengthy pages would be nothing but misconception. One can handle need of long pages by having state of the art navigation. Moreover, web users have a short attention span. If they have to go through so much information to find something useful, they might be happy without that piece of information or try to look at some other place. Therefore, say no to long pages.

No Function Links at Footer

Web users have the habit of reaching the footer of the website if they are not able to find what they are looking for. In such scenario, not having functional links at the end of the website could turn out to be fatal. In case of web services companies, such functional links holds crucial importance as potential clients want to know more and more about the company, website programming packages, web designing packages, contact details and other services on offer.

Animated GIFs

Using too much of animated GIFs is the last sin in our list of greatest sins of web design. Those glittering creatures jumping and making merry are just not the requirement for a professional website. One or two used for advertising banners is pardonable but merging it with the content or anywhere crucial could play spoilsport for the website.
There are many other mistakes in content and navigation that need to be avoided in designing but only the most horrendous qualified for the list. So, stray away of the greatest sins.

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