What To Avoid Doing In Web Design
Using Too Many Fonts
Using too many fonts can make your website look cluttered and confusing. Generally, the rule of thumb is to use no more than three different fonts.
It is also important to use typefaces that are easy to read in small text sizes and across multiple screen sizes. The GT America Font Family, for example, looks equally readable on both desktop and mobile devices.
Overuse Stock Photos
Stock photos are a great way to add visuals to your web site without having to spend a lot of time and money on creating them yourself. However, they can be misused to look fake or cheap if used incorrectly.
When selecting a stock photo, make sure that it’s relevant to your content and brand. If it’s not, it will be useless and won’t resonate with your audience.
Site Too Long
A well designed web site should be a pleasant experience for visitors and keep them coming back for more. A well laid out home page and a nifty menu system that works well on mobile devices are a must. Providing visitors with a site that functions as well as it looks is key to keeping them there – and converting them to paying customers. A top notch content strategy is the icing on the cake.
Don’t Use Flash
Flash is a very powerful platform that can be used to add animation, video, and interactivity to your website. However, it’s important to use Flash sparingly.
Many websites use Flash to create interactive maps, forms, and other elements. These are generally good for user experience and help users navigate the site easily.
But using Flash in a Web page can cause problems for some visitors. Especially those who have slower Internet connections or older computers.