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5 Website Design Common Mistakes You Should Avoid - Articles Surfing
Websites disappear from the internet everyday. Do you want your website to be one of them?
Of course not.
Then how can you avoid your website's failure?
The answer is - understand the common mistakes other websites made and avoid doing them in your website.
Here are 5 of them, which you should try to avoid at all cost.
1. A slow loading website.
Most visitors are impatient to wait for a website loading for more than 10 seconds. In building your website, try not to use any enormous graphic files. No, you do not need a high resolution images. No, you do not need lengthy movies or flash animation. No, you do not need appealing music. You need a website that deliver the information strict to the point at fast as possible, and for this reason, you should focus on functionality first, design second.
2. A complicated and difficult to understand navigation system.
do not make your menu bar too complicated, otherwise you will end up pushing your visitors away from your websites. Therefore, you need to make it easy for them to explore your website. Your pages must be linked in a logical way, and this connection should be easily navigable through an simple interface that even a 10 years old boy or 60 years old grandma will be able to understand. Place your navigation links either at the top of the page right below the header, or at either side of the page in a separate column.
This is where your visitors' eyes tend to look once they want to visit the other pages in your website.
3. Low quality content.
Content is the king on the net. People use the internet to search information they need, and information is shared through your content. If your content is poorly written, who will have the patience to read it? Or if your content is not unique, why will people choose your website over others? In brief, there are two requisites for good quality content: excellent presentation and originality. Without either of this, your website will be in trouble for retaining repeat visitors.
4. Poor choice of keywords
Keywords are the terms that people search for when they're looking for information. They drive traffic to your website. If you targeted the right keywords, quality targeted visitors will come. If you targeted the wrong keywords, your website will have low traffic. Therefore, you should research the right keywords before you start building your website and content.
5. A website without focus.
Focus is the key in designing a good website. Why would visitors who are interested with cats be interested with computer? There is no direct connection between the two subjects, it will just confuse your visitors and kick them away. So generally you should build your website on one main theme.
Now I have shared 5 common mistakes that you should avoid. Your online business success depends on how well your website designs.
So it's your time to think about how you can properly build your website. Take care.
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