Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design
Now that we are in a time where spelling “doesn’t matter” on technology; or anywhere but work and school. I think it’s good and bad that there are simple searches. Good because some people just simply don’t know how to spell some words and they need to look it up, or if you want to look something up super quick that option is available where you don’t have to spell out the full word. It’s bad because most people should know how to spell and not always be rushing, rushing, rushing. If the search makes you spell it right, you are more than likely to remember how to spell it next time you need to use that word.
I agree with the site on PDF files on how they break peoples flow. Especially when I am on my phone searching for something and don’t realize it’s a PDF file, it downloads to my phone and ends up being obnoxious wasted space that you need to go in and manually delete.
I know a lot of sites that do not have a color changing previously visited link and I find that super frustrating. With me having memory loss I will sometimes go to the same page I was just on a few pages ago and end up re-reading that page again. It really saves time when websites have color changing links which is not hard to do in CSS so I don’t see why some sites don’t have that coded in.
Having a huge wall of text on the computer is really annoying to look at, I always end up blank staring at it and read only a few lines. Most websites have bullet points with different font colors or something to make it not so boring to look at.
With font size being fixed it’s really hard on some people that have a bigger resolution screen, it ends up being super tiny. On my computer now I have to zoom in to read anything because of how my computer screen is, but there usually isn’t an option on every website to change the size of the font, you just have to zoom in with CTRL + unless you go into your computer settings and mess with all the font size settings.
Being in IT last semester I made sure that you could read all of the words on the title because I was super anal about it going off into ‘…’ I haven’t run into many websites with super long titles with same names so I’m glad people are keeping it simple such as ‘Gmail’, ‘Facebook’, ‘Tumblr’, there should just be one specific name for all webpages that sum up that page.
I agree with the ad paragraph that most people just simply ignore looking at the ad areas which is usually on the outsides of a webpage. Being on Facebook there’s hundreds of ads that change on the right side of your screen and I find them just to be annoying. Not all are spam but it’s just hard trusting which one is a legitimate website and not malware or spam.
It’s true that people won’t visit a site that looks slopped together. You want all the main elements such as alignment, contrast, repetition, and even the consistency it mentioned in the paragraph to ensure your website will be successful. No one is going to want to go to you if your website looks sloppy they may wonder what your product or business is like.
I find it annoying being on the MATC website and I will end up with three or more tabs on my browser because they overuse the <target> in their coding. No one wants to keep closing tabs and making sure they don’t close the wrong tab. I think it wastes time sometimes.
Not having a price for the product on a website is unnecessary, I know some companies do it so their competitor doesn’t have an opportunity to make their same thing a lower price than theirs. I rely highly on reviews of products because it’s hard knowing what the product is like if you can’t physically see it in front of you. Such as looking for watches online, customers are not going to know how big or small that watch really is based on a picture. So the customer will most likely look or dimensions or reviews on that watch to know if it will look aright. Some companies even put their own reviews out just to try and sell their product and make it look good, so always make sure it’s an actual person whose reviewed or sold other things.