With so many websites currently live, the chances of all online experiences being positive ones are pretty slim. Whilst there can be no doubt that a well designed website can make life much easier, if they are poorly designed, life can quickly become far more frustrating!
Below we have identified 4 of the most common mistakes made by web designers throughout the world (not us of course though!)
Mistake No. 1 – Providing a Poor User Experience
Navigating through a website should never difficult. If your web design makes it difficult, time-consuming or confusing for users to find their way throughout your website, there is a very strong change that they will not come back.
A common practice is to feature the menu in a prominent location, (typically the top of the page) to counteract this issue.
Mistake No. 2 – Don’t Hide Crucial Information!
Contact information should be easily viewable from ANY page on your website. Why would you want to miss out on a potential sale simply because your contact details are not readily available?
Mistake No. 3 – Minimise The Number of Broken Links
Broken links (a link that no longer works) is certain to make your website look outdated and in need of maintenance. Regardless of whether the destination has been deleted or moved, a broken link will leave your web visitor with nowhere to go.
Mistake No. 4 – Out of Date Content
Whether you are still running an old special offer that is significantly out of date or you simply have not updated the content on your website for years, it is all too easy to give a very poor impression about your website.
Please Note – Don’t forget that Google loves new content!!
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