Common mistakes when building a website
If you had to build a website from scratch and typed something similar to “how to create a website” in the search engine, Google as well as other search engines would give you thousands of web resources with basic guidelines, video tutorials and explanation on how to do the things right.
But even so, pretty soon you may find yourself wondering over other aspects. For example, you might ponder what is the best way to work out whether your website design and coding go along with visitors’ preferences. For this reason, here’s a list of top common mistakes which are frequently made by web designers and developers. Hopefully, by reading these mistakes you will avoid making them in the future.
- Skip using welcome screens. At first, they don’t transfer any sense and at second, they don’t provide any point for your users whatsoever. You might think that it looks pretty cool, but in reality it’s absolutely meaningless. Besides, since a welcome screen hasn’t got any content, the ratings in the search engines can significantly drop. Herewith we can come to the conclusion that the usage of welcome screen is not only a website slip-up, but also a SEO mistake.
- Test your browser compatibility. Make sure that your website works properly in the major browsers and at different screen resolutions. If it’s possible, try to avoid using scrolling on the page. You may have had a personal experience to see how inconvenient it could be to view such pages. Most of web designers don’t use Internet explorer as their default browser but it doesn’t mean to say that other people haven’t got it installed on their computers. If you check up the statistics, you will clearly see that IE is still a commonly used browser.
- Pay attention to the contact page. It is an important part of the website. Today many websites omit using contact pages. But that’s a mistake. The contact page is a necessary ingredient of a website that claims to be professional. It improves website navigation and performance.
- New windows. It’s a bad practice to enforce new windows to open. Let it be a prerogative of a customer to choose what options to use in browser settings.
- Music on the website. The usage of background music can easily annoy your visitors. You don’t know their music preferences and therefore, you can leave quite a bad experience. Besides, you never know what your user is up to. He might be in the public place where listening to music would be inappropriate. In case, the usage of music is absolutely needed, please, allow the users to turn it on/off. It should be their choice if they want to listen to it or not.
Avoiding these common mistakes when building a website will help you to create a highly ranked and well-readable website which would be attractive to the customers and professional in its field.