Fatal Design Errors no Website Should Have

Created: 2017-03-10 09:00:00

Software development is tricky in the sense that a good program or web design comprises a hundred features that all work together – though just one which is cumbersome to use can make the whole effectively useless. Although no responsive web design company will be guilty of any of the following errors, it's worthwhile to know how any of them can be disastrous to your user's experience.

No Search Function If a potential customer visits your web page, it is for his own convenience. You can't expect him to do much work in order to advance your interests! If he can't find the information he's looking for (say, whether you are open on Saturdays) within a few clicks, he might try the search box.

If this doesn't exist, he's going to go to your competitors instead, just because of one minor inconvenience. Using Google search on a web page is far from technically difficult, so there's really no excuse.

Illegible Text Occasionally someone suffers a mild bout of creative inspiration and just has to use a complicated background, small font or insane color scheme. Often enough, the web design looks okay on a monitor but you can't make out anything on a mobile device. The finished website should have been tested in every browser and on every platform that can be used to access it; this is simply non-negotiable.

Excessive Clutter Some web programmers (not at web design Bridgend, thank goodness) harbor the opinion that, since it's easy to insert pictures and hyperlinks, you should aim to have the maximum number of both on every single page.

This is unbelievably counterproductive. If too many images are jumbled together without proper formatting, the impression is of confusion. If a user is presented with too many options, without any attempt at categorization, the simplest choice is simply not choosing any of them.

A professional, responsive web development company will never allow a web design containing any of these mistakes to go live, yet time and again we encounter web pages that suffer from these or similar flaws. It just goes to show that in the world of web design, you often get what you're willing to pay for.