Website design common mistakes

Information

  • Website’s lack of focus and purpose.
  • Too much information per page.
  • Disorganised information.
  • Misleading headings.
  • No notification on time required for downloading files.

Layout

  • Cluttered layout.
  • Irrelevant graphics.
  • Overuse of colours and gimmicks (e.g. animated gif).
  • Lack of consistency: pages don’t look like they belong to the same website.
  • Reduced readability because of lack of contrast between background and text.
  • Backgrounds too bright, dark or busy.

Navigation

  • Links lead to unpredictable pages or websites.
  • Too many clicks to action links such as order form, contact us.
  • Scrolling horizontally.
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