Web design mistakes can happen easily by forgetting simple Art Theory and how it plays a big role in how websites look. People also forget about how others will view their page, how they will navigate through and find the information they need.
Web design is not all technical. We work hard to make the HTML and CSS work on our end and then hand it over to our clients to make the content work on their end.
Here’s our list of 5 commonly-made web design mistakes.
1. Too much information on one page
Often people want to cram too many things on one page, making it overwhelming to the reader. When people see too much text and not enough pictures, they skip it altogether.
Keep your content down to a manageable size, if you have to scroll too much to read it all, it’s probably too much!
2. Not enough white space
White space is VERY important. This is the amount of breathing room a layout has, making objects and text more visible and friendly on the eyes. If text doesn’t have room to breathe, it won’t be readable and even photos are lost without enough room.
3. Bad use of colours
Typically we let the logo dictate colours for the site design. If colours aren’t set in stone, we pick a handful of complementary colours, some standout ones for headings and links and some secondary ones that work well for backgrounds and other elements.
Too many colours or conflicting colours will cause your design to vibrate and your users won’t be able to read your text.
4. Unorganised layout
Many things could cause a design to be disorderly. Visual hierarchy plays a big role in this. Make the most important thing on the page prominent, and everything else secondary.
You can’t have too many things competing for attention, otherwise, your eye doesn’t know where to look and it finally gives up.
5. Too many fonts
Many people want to use a ton of fonts, in all different sizes and colours! This is really fun, but it causes a lot of inconsistency.
All similar headings should use one consistent font, colour and size. People will appreciate the consistency and be able to understand your information with less effort.