A Budding Web Designer: Avoid The Following Mistakes Of Web Designing
Few Design Techniques That a designer should always avoid which results in low traffic and low rank
|A Budding Web Designer: Avoid The Following Mistakes Of Web Designing|
Web technology is changing at an alarming pace when it comes to standards and design techniques. Some websites usually are very slow to adapt themselves to this pace. This may be due to financial and time constraints. Nevertheless, there are plenty of design techniques which are obsolete or have a poor standard. Following are a few design techniques which a designer should always avoid:
Image Map is a technique which references a hyperlink within a page. Since hyper linking is the only means to navigate, as a result, web page loading becomes painfully slow. An alternate would be to have a clickable image or a piece in a browser.
Menus using Java:
Java Menu needs java plug-ins to download information. One can imagine a pop-up warning you that you cannot navigate through the website without installing Java. Luckily the usage of Java Menu is in its last leg. There are plenty of menus which can easily be drafted and easily accessed.
Sites using only Flash:
Flash was a commonly used product, especially, for all people who wanted to add a zing to their websites. Like Java, if the website does not have a licensed Flash player in their system, the website would end up displaying only blank pages. This is a major cause of concern with the customers. Following a known trend, it was found that customers have very little patience when it comes to downloading a licensed version of Flash, agree to all the legal terms and then navigate through the websites. This proved to be a fatal way to lose customers. If a webpage requires Flash invariably, then, it would be advisable to provide these along with the web page automatically without the customer having to undergo the above said rigmarole procedures.
Bouncing text is also known as the Marquee element of a website. This was solely designed for Microsoft Internet Explorer. A website that has a scrolling or bouncing text is quite annoying. This technique does not actually adhere to W3C standards. It only shows that the designer is an amateur.
Blinking Text: If bouncing text is one of the most irritating things on a website, blinking text is not exactly far behind. As is the case with bouncing text, blinking text does not adhere to HTML standards. Blinking text was created for Netscape browsers, which has become obsolete with the passage of time. To reflect a sense of professionalism, the designer should refrain from using blinking texts in the website layout.
The pop-up technique should be used only when necessary. A webpage with many pop-ups without a pre-defined need is a definite eye sore. These days one will notice web browsers blocking traditional pop-ups, thus conveying that adverts should be in a specific area of a web page.
Frames can be too complex if not displayed correctly on a page or a device. These become too static. There are better ways to display dynamic content in the page, especially, when you have to keep the balance between static and dynamic content intact
In the end, it would be advisable to use one’s sensibility while designing a website. If the designer is ignorant of the above don’ts, he/she might end up with some of the major blunders known in the history of web designing. Be prudent and use your creativity to channelize your inner strengths onto the web pages.
Today's guest post is written by Josh Anderson. He is a web designer by profession and shares ideas for creating your own website through his posts.