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Basic Mistakes to be Avoided in Web Designing

Published 08/24/11

Some of the web designing mistakes which you need to avoid has been listed below:

Bad navigation

While web designing you need to absolutely sure that the web site should be apt in finding information ad navigation. It is a good practice to have the set of links in the top as well as bottom, it is often more convenient for the users to just go to the required links incase the are at the bottom of the page rather than the case wherein they have to scroll up to the page. It is important that you create good amount of drop down menus so that they don’t have to search much regarding the content that they are intending to search. It is important to consider the fact that the users should not get frustrated and just leave the website, hence it is important to consider the fact that they should find it user friendly.

Long time to load the pages

The most annoying thing which people find is the long time which takes to load the pages. A survey analysis proves that the most frustrating thing which people find in browsing is the slow loading pages. Visitors never like to wait for the information they are looking for rather they will easily skip the page and move on to the next search result. These days people look for fast retrieval pages rather than pages which make them wait. High quality graphics and the interactive media clips is one of the causes of slow retrieval of pages. It is known fact that the website will look more attractive with these graphics but what is the use of the graphics which make the people frustrated and make the people skip the sites rather than having a glance at it. Otherwise it is important to note that exporting the images at a lower quality will enable to achieve greater retrieval speed.

Bad color scheme

This is an important area but often an under rated area in the web design. Our primary focus is to make the visitors feel comfortable and not annoy them by the frustrating color combinations. The website should be designed in such a way that it does not cause any strain on their eyes. It will be good if you have warm and mild colors that compliment each other. Having dark and bright colors like red, yellow or green can drive them move away from the topic and it is important to note that you do not use dark colored text on a dark background; this will reduce the clarity in the website. Ensure that the text is prominent to read than the background.

Page layout

Consistency is important to note, trying to make each and every page in a different manner can make the navigation difficult. Ensure that all of them have a same and consistent look; it is important to remember that you have a common theme throughout the website and have the important text displayed in the sections that are easy to locate.

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