Web and graphic design

Web and graphic design

Top ten mistakes of the web design

Any improvement in your website should be integrated in line with some basic graphic or web design rules, otherwise the lack of compatibility of visuality and functionality would lead to bad results when using your web page and its adoption on the web.

1. Non-standard user interface elements

When users need to use nonstandard scroll bars miss some opportunities. Even if you create some incredible interface component overshadowed analogues Apple and Microsoft, it is advisable to stick to the default.

2. Inconsistent design

Consistency in design is essential. The clear distinction of elements contributes to easy orientation. Use identical styles – colors, fonts. (If your buttons are rounded, let all the buttons are. If you are glossy, let’s all shiny. Avoid using 20 different styles of buttons in a website or ten different font).

3. Blindly follow the crowd

Not always new trends are applicable to every kind of business and accordingly website. When you create a new page not exploring the latest trends web design and competitive research sites customers and related businesses to build awareness of the brand.

4. Placing the design over substance leading part of a site’s content.

Do not adjust the content to the design and insert content into the design as something secondary. Each design element should exist only if it improves website content.

5. Requirements for a particular version or maximum requirement of fixed or maximum version still exists

Some Web sites cite a specific browser or version of the plugin. Maybe sometimes it can not be prevented, but if you need to put such warnings on your site, be sure to adjust when they are renewed.

6. Attempts to mimic an HTML site with Flash

Use of inappropriate technology confuses consumers. For example, Flash Websites that look like regular HTML such – pages look like normal web pages, but you can not use the standard keys for scrolling, often can not copy and paste text, and so on. ” Option is to use Flash elements for certain components and for the rest – HTML. Generally already using HTML 5 technology replaces Flash, especially after certain browsers do not allow visualization.

7. Non-clarification of the purpose

of the site if required users to open the “About us” to understand who you are, the site is not properly constructed.

The user should be aware of what you offer from the title page. Show the main activity of the company to deliver the best user experience.

8. Ignoring other people’s opinions

– if you want your site to meet the needs of your users, you should listen to their views, to make sure that the decision to offer them their work. Customers know the product better than you, their answers would help to develop in the right direction.

9. Insufficient flexible CSS layout

designers often set fields (margin) and sealing (padding) in CSS, without need and even when contraindicated.

If div tags are floating, everything is fixed width and all the fields are set, there is no room for breathing and layouts rearranged especially in some browsers. Layouts become brittle if someone placed an image that has a few pixels wider. This can lead to damage to the entire layout, whole columns content can move into these parallel which should be located. The solution is to rethink the definition of various components of the pages. For example, in two-design probably better not to march right field in the second column or left to sail to the right and the left column can not leave right field. “It is best columns have more room to” breathe “by intentionally has an empty space where the expected field or compaction.

10. Visual flair to the user experience is important harmony between good visuality is ease of use of a site.

Uniform typography, a small number of colors, some emphasis easy navigation. Create rules that have been subject to the site and stick to them.


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