10 Web Design Mistakes.
Jacob Nielsen, a world-renowned usability specialist, has published a list of the ten most common web design errors (Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design). The list is constantly updated, but web design errors do not disappear.
We bring to your attention a list of web design errors that are still quite common in the design of modern sites.
Too small or too large a fixed font prevents website visitors from perceiving information. The letters, practically indistinguishable from the background, are not visible, and toxic-acid combinations of colors hurt the eyes.
Flash technology on the site.
Nowadays, when the general desire to have a flash-splash on the site of the majority of site owners has subsided, and flash-technologies themselves have become more developed and progressive, this mistake no longer has such a destructive value for website design. However, it should be remembered that search engines still do not recognize flash and can not properly index the site. We use Flash only where necessary.
Outdated content on the site.
It would seem that with the advent of modern content management systems, updating the materials on the site has become easier, you no longer need to go directly into the HTML-code of the pages, changing its content. However, the sad picture, on which the date two years ago is indicated in the news block of the site, can still be seen on many Internet resources. The reverse is that new content replaces outdated content so quickly that visitors can miss important news or events. A well-structured archive of site news is simply necessary for the conditions of WEB 2.0. The site structure is thought out at the initial stage when the site promotion has not yet been carried out in order to avoid the appearance of “broken” links in the index of search engines.
Inconvenient image sizes.
With an increase in the speed of access to the Internet, many site owners add large (and very large!) Pictures and photographs to the site, but their too much “weight” slows down the loading of the site. There is a solution – use thumbnails, the so-called thumbnails, which at the request of the visitor can be displayed in full size. Using this technology is justified when the difference in image size is several times. The image looks ridiculous, which increased by only a couple of percent.
Poor organization of site search in the conditions of information saturation of the site is a big omission. After all, a poor-quality search for the necessary information on the site is a loss of the client.
Inconvenient data entry forms.
Web forms for data entry must contain the correct names of the input fields, making it clear to anyone what data he must enter. Sophisticated registration forms are no longer in vogue, and privacy on the Internet is appreciated more and more, so you need to go along the path of simplifying forms of interactive interaction.
Slow loading pages.
Visitors are becoming more demanding and impatient. The site’s pages should load in seconds – no one waits longer than a minute, which imposes certain restrictions on the used web technologies and puts forward mandatory requirements for optimizing graphics.
Using target = “_ blank” for internal linking of pages is simply unacceptable because the user can independently open the link in a new window using the context menu.
Aggressive animation on the site.
Animation on the site has become associated with annoying advertising, so it is increasingly being ignored and blocked. Therefore, we avoid excessive enthusiasm for animation, developing web design.