Advertising  |  Affiliate revenue sharing  |  Auctions  |  Best Business Tips  |  Blogging  |  Crafts & Hobbies  |  Currency Trading  |  Home Remedies Tips  |  Mesothelioma lung cancer and asbestos  |  Mortgage and refinance |  Pets  |  Web Site design  | 

We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
 Please check back frequently as new topics are added and current topics are updated daily.

       

7 Web Site Design Mistakes That Will Lose You Clients

Place your TextLink AD here free

 
Web Site design TIPS
 
Information channel:


In today's world, a web site is virtually mandatory for any successful business. But there are web sites that will win you customers, and there are web sites that will lose you customers. Good design has a lot to do with which category your web site will fall into. But what is it that makes good or bad web site design? In my personal opinion, a good web site is one that's simple, informative and gives me a reason to come back frequently. That's what you should get from a good web designer/writer team. Bad sites, on the other hand, are complicated to use, slow loading, confusing or just plain annoying. Here's a list of my personal top 7 turn-offs as far as web site design is concerned:

1. Slow loading pages

Studies have shown that you have less than ten seconds to grab a visitor's attention. If your web page hasn't finished loading within that (very short) amount of time, you might as well forget about it. The main culprit I've found here are huge, slow-loading graphics, especially when they are embedded in tables. If large images are absolutely vital to presenting your business, compromise by adding thumbnails to the main page and allow the visitor to click on them to access the main image. Nobody minds a longer loading time, as long as it's them who can make that choice.

2. No contact information

As I've already mentioned in my article "Do's and don'ts of web site copy", one of my pet peeves is a web site that has no contact information accessible form the main page. If I can't get in touch with a company quickly and easily, chances are that I'll go to the competition. My advice is to have a whole page dedicated to contact information - address, phone, fax, email, and preferably a map of where you can be found (remember item #1, though - no huge graphics!) And please, don't use a graphic to display that information in a particularly clever way. I like to copy and paste that information directly from the web page to my contact management program. If I can't do that, you'll likely never hear form me - and all other customers who do the same!

3. Difficult to navigate

Don't try to be clever with navigational features. Simple text links or, if you prefer, quick-loading graphics are perfectly good means of allowing a visitor to navigate your site. Anything that requires interactive navigation, like menus that expand into sub-menus, sub-sub-menus and so on, is more an indication of a wrong information architecture than of a true need for complicated navigational features.

4. Non-HTML features

Don't get me started on this one. I've got a firewall on my computer, and my browser is set to block all those little nasty things that can mess with my PC. As a result I come across many a site that won't display or function properly, because it relies on features like JavaScript, Cookies, Interactive Headers or Java Applets. None of these are necessary to build a good web site, and unless you want your web site to lose you potential customers, you shouldn't use them. Or, if you absolutely have to, make sure that they are not integral parts of the web site!

5. Huge splash page

Another pet peeve of mine. As mentioned earlier, you have less than ten seconds to get your message across. Now guess how many visitors are going to wait longer than that just to watch a fancy animation? 'Nuff said.

6. Pop-up ads

A huge turn-off as far as I'm concerned. As a matter of fact, I've got a pop-up blocker installed on my PC, so if your web site tried to tell me something important via a pop-up window, I'd never even see it. If you feel that you have to use pop-ups, conider going for the less intrusive (and annoying) pop-under windows instead.

7. Sideways scrolling

Not everybody has a monitor with the same screen resolution as you, so make sure that your web site displays on monitors with a lower resolution without forcing your visitor to scroll sideways. It's a singularly annoying thing, and chances are that you'll lose those visitors very quickly. Or, if you have information in a column on the right side of your web site, it may simply never appear on the screen.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Need online copy that gets results? Frauke Nonnenmacher is a copywriter who specialises in clear, informative and persuasive web copy.
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-


TODAYS NEWS BY OFFICEJAX FREE ADVERTISING AND AD EXCHANGE SOLUTIONMORE RESOURCES updated Fri. August / 18 / 2017


Co.Design (blog)

Brutalist Web Design Finally Gets A Takedown
Co.Design (blog)
Some designers even consider websites like Bloomberg, Drudge Report, and Adult Swim to exemplify Brutal web design. Earlier this year UX designer Pierre Buttin brutalized the designs of popular websites—Twitter, Google, Tinder—just for the fun of it.



An Intro to Minimalist Web Design
Business 2 Community
There's no single definition of minimalist web design. It's less a meticulously defined set of guidelines than a set of general principles that can be applied to any situation. That said, there are a number of features that are frequently (though not ...



Clutch Recognizes Top Performing Texas Web Design Companies
Markets Insider
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Clutch highlights the top Texas web design companies. The research uses verified client reviews and curated industry data to rank the top companies in Texas overall, and Austin and Dallas. The top 10 Texas ...



Domain Name Journal

Radix Steps Up Promotion of Their New gTLDs with Web Design Contest Offering $30000 in Prize Money
Domain Name Journal
Sandeep Ramchandani, Radix VP and Business Head, said, “We are already actively working with the global startup community through the Startup League and with tech programmers through numerous hackathons and now - with F3.space - we are focusing ...



Business 2 Community

Web Design: Native, Hybrid or Responsive, What Format Is Made For Your Mobile Application
Business 2 Community
Native, hybrid or responsive: what format to choose to make your mobile users live a successful experience. We take stock! At some point, when designing your mobile application, you will have to decide on how you will develop the application. Your ...



Top real estate web design trends making their mark on 2017
Inman.com
We're officially more than halfway through the year. This is always a good time for companies with a website to stop and reflect on the web design trends that have come forth thus far, as well as which ones should be implemented moving forward. Before ...



OCRegister

Brainiac investigates Korean dumplings, city of Garden Grove's new web design
OCRegister
Shoppers like these at H Mart in Garden Grove can put in an order for fresh Korean dumplings at the Myung In Dumplings shop in the food court and go pick them up once they've grabbed what they need for home. Photo by MIGUEL VASCONCELLOS / FOR ...



SitePoint

How to Master Nostalgia Marketing in Web Design
SitePoint
Nostalgia makes users feel warm inside. Suzanne Scacca explains the user psychology behind this, and how we can utilize the effects of nostalgia marketing in web design on users for higher conversions and engagement. ———. Right now, more than ever ...



Web Design Company, Lounge Lizard, Shares Top Tips for ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Lounge Lizard is globally recognized as a top web design company within the web design and ...

and more »


Madison.com

Madison Web Design Firm, Parr Interactive, Celebrates 20 Years
Madison.com
Award-winning web design and marketing firm Parr Interactive - online at https://parrinteractive.com - is celebrating their 20th year in Madison. Christopher Parr, CEO of Parr Interactive, has collaborated with many prominent brands over the last 20 ...


Google News

 

People Locator find anyone in the USA

 


Surplus Overstock Jewelry Antiques office cubicles desks workstation tables

Click here to
OfficeJax free ad space available here

 

Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It

Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It

Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It

 

Free Automatic Link Exchange

Find advertising supplies below wholesale in Akron, Ohio

Akron University of Akron university housing available

domain registration | domain registration | Hunt | Search Engine Services | india online
Text Link Ads

[Back to Top]

 

 

auction news and listings for Akron, Ohio

Akron crafts and hobby news center

Akron currency trading

Akron Ohio pet news

home remedies and tips

Advertising and promotion Akron, Ohio

The Akron blogging news center

Akron Ohio web site design news

Akron Mortgaging and refinancing

  go back

 

server monitor

check web page

HOME | SITE MAP
© 2012 All Rights Reserved



Increase pagerank automaticly with HitsSurfer

free page rank checker and seo evaluation tools