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Common Web Site Design Mistakes


It is very essential to spend good time and well plan before design work on any website. There are many web design mistakes which can gradually hinder the success of a web site if not immediately but over a period of time in the future. There are many types of sites with different purposes and many have debated over this issue as the web designers have an artistic bend of mind while the businessman thinks differently. However many features have been evaluated and there is consensus on some of the common mistakes which is known to inhibit the web experience. So it would be nice to stick to certain basic norms while designing a website. A check list of some web site design mistakes which can best be avoided includes,

  • Slow loading web pages
  • Color schemes very bright/sensational
  • Continuous text without breaks
  • Too many ads on page
  • Horizontal scrolling on page
  • Disorganized filing structure
  • Not incorporating design for the disabled
  • Not using the same style of linking in all pages
  • Images without alt attribute
  • Not clear titles (not descriptive)
  • Less contrast between text and background
  • Web pages without links
  • Spelling /grammar errors
  • Music that cant be turned off
  • Not providing skip animation link
  • Website opening only in few browsers
  • Web pages too many clicks away from the home page
  • Clumsy images not well edited on page
  • Content not updated

Managed Outsource Solutions (MOS) is a US based web design and development company that offers a wide range of web design services including logo design, law firm web design, corporate web design, small business website design and real estate web site designing, to clients in the UK, the US, Canada and Australia.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.