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Web Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
While designing web pages, a number of mistakes often take place. Most of them are
very common. But while working on designing, we can easily avoid them if we are a bit
more careful. Apart from the odd mistakes, rest is so common that they can be easily
rectified. So it is better to be aware of them while working on assignments.
While designing web sites, PDF files are better be avoided. Online readers are not
very comfortable reading PDF files on their browsers. These files can be very
suitable for printing but they cause inconvenience while reading online.
Another common mistake of web design is forgetting to enable the option to
change colors of the already visited pages on a site. While navigating the site, the
user would not land up to the same page over and over again and thus it would
save his browsing time.
The user’s preference to resize text should be kept in mind. Often the fixed size is
specified which most of the time is a tiny sized text. This causes inconvenience to
follow the textual content on the web pages.
For textual content on web pages, a wall of text is to be avoided. This results in
poor scannability by the reader. For web content writing certain tricks like using
short paragraphs, simple style of writing, sub heads, highlighted keywords and
bulleted lists are to be followed.
The page title should be search engine friendly. An optimized page title helps
search engines as well as users to trace the relevant pages. So those page titles
should not be placed on sites that have low search engine visibility.
Attention is to be given on maintaining consistency through out the web site. The
users get familiarized with a certain web site. So by maintaining consistency on the
site, user’s expectations should not be broken.
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