If you want to create a successful web site you should avoid web design mistakes. Even if you are a blogger, don’t miss this post because most of the mistakes given by this post related to blog also.
1. No clear idea about you web site in the home page
When someone land to your blog, he/she should be able to find what the blog is about within few second by looking at the home page. So it should be very clean and clear.
2. Using tiny fonts or very large fonts
All your visitors like to read your content very quickly. So they don’t like tiny fonts or very large fonts and also it will kill your web professional look.
3. Bad font usage
This point is related to my second point. So don’t use fancy fonts like following picture.
4. Too many advertisements
Some web masters view is that,
Too many advertisements=More money
No. This is totally wrong. If you add too many advertisements to your web site, you will lose your valuable readers because nobody lands your web to check your advertisements.
Most people hate auto-popups on any blog (Specially auto-popups ads). Some bloggers add subscriptions box or Facebook like box as an auto-popup. Actually it is an unnecessary work because you may get few subscribes, but you lose more than that. The thing is because no one would subscribe your blog without reading the content.
6. No images
Your blog readers are humans, they’re not machines. So try to use images to happy your readers. Remember that some images say million words.
7. No paragraph
If you don’t use paragraph, it will be hard for your readers to read content.
8. Using colourful backgrounds
Professional web designers don’t recommend colourful backgrounds. Make your background plain or in light colours. But for creating some special web sites you have to use colourful backgrounds.
9. Same colour for links.
Normal text colour and link colour should be different. So it will help to your readers to find the links very easily.
10. Same colour for both visited and unvisited links
This is also a web design mistake. Visited link colour and unvisited link colour should be different. I’m also doing this mistake. But I will correct it very soon.
11. Unwanted registration
Always try to give your all services to your users without registration form. But if it is necessary, create a simple registration form.
12. Too long registration forms
Some registration forms are too long. Your readers don’t like that type forms. So include only the necessary things for registration forms.
13. Playing music on loading
Don’t do this. If you are running a web site like radio channel, it is not a big problem.
If you want to play music, let the user do it.
14. Using drop-down menu
If you can build your web site without drop-down menu don’t use it. Drop-down menus may hide some links to your readers.
15. Hard navigation bar
Always try to create a simple navigation bar.
16. Advertisements links and normal links are in same colour
You can make more money by doing this mistake. But you will lose your readers trust. If you want to make more money, first of all get the faith of readers.
17. Not using alt tag for images
Don’t forget that Google have an image search engine. So optimization of images for search engines is a important thing.
19. PDF files for online reading
Most people hate PDF file for online reading. So don’t do that.
20. Opening in a new tab
Opening inbound links in a new tab is not a good thing. (Every browser has a back button.)
21. Too many social sharing buttons
Don’t use too many social sharing buttons, use only popular social sharing buttons. If you use too many social sharing buttons you web site would be slow.
22. Complex look
Always try to create a simple interface like Google, Twitter, Facebook or Wikipedia.
23. No search box
Your readers may want to search something in your web site. So add a search box for your web site.
24. No about me page
After reading your articles, your readers may want to know about you, so add a about me page.
25. No contact form
After knowing about you, they may want to contact you, so add a contact form.