Small but effective mistake in site design
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Published on: Feb 02, 2021
Updated on: Dec 14, 2021
Website design is a relatively difficult task. To design a principled and user-friendly site, some points should be adhered to; Otherwise, we will have an evil and non-standard site. There is no general rule for site design, but site designers must know and follow some tips. If they do not follow some very small problems will cause problems. The need for the same elements is the same in all sites, but we must pay attention to how to select and use different elements such as photos, text, video, infographics, etc.
. There are some tips that, if followed, will make your site stay in the minds of your audience and make your site design different from other site designs.
The number and type of fonts you use to write text play a very important role in how the text is seen and read. To write legible and attractive text, you should pay a lot of attention to thickness, font type, lam size, font color, background color, and so on.
According to the principles and standards, the font size of the topic, heading, text writing, footers... should be different to make a difference and make the reading process easier. Of course, it should be noted that today the use of large fonts and clear menus have become common, and for more readability, we should not use small font size.
Colors: Used to show very important points or create variety. ُ, But unfortunately, many sites are unaware of colors. One of the mistakes that website designers may make in using colors is using a light pen color on a white background color. Avoid dark colors such as black for the background, as this color will irritate the reader in high and low light and the dark and light, and the user may not prefer your content because of the background color.
Use two or three different fonts in the text to create variety and not tire the reader. The uniformity of the text causes the visitor to get tired, and even if you use the same type of font, try to increase and decrease its size in some parts so as not to cause the visitor to get tired and also to specify different and important parts. Of course, you should keep in mind that excessive use of a large number of different fonts does not make the reader attractive, but it does not make the reader tired, so do not overuse various fonts.
Use additional elements
Some webmasters mistakenly think that if they use more new and additional elements, they will attract the user's attention, but they are wrong. In designing a user-friendly site, the general taste should be taken into account. Most importantly, the audience of your website should be considered in the selection of elements and other elements, so it is better to determine our audience and design them before getting cognitive. This knowledge helps a lot in choosing the elements of the website.
One of the most common mistakes in using additional elements on a site is background music. Using music in the background of the site may not be pleasant for everyone and only attracts the attention of some visitors. It also increases the loading time of the site.
Animations, videos, and visual content are very attractive to users and draw their attention to a very important point. Users love visual content because it transmits data easily and conveys content and messages in the shortest time and in the best possible way. But you should note that videos and animations are in a subtle and professional way. They should be worked on to better attract the user's attention and convey the message; if the animation is not professionally designed, it is useless to users other than a distraction. Many web designers are tempted to use more animation, but overuse can be deadly to the site, as it increases the time and slows down the website. Professionally designed animations are effective in attracting the user's attention to a very important point.
As we have said, visual content is the most effective website content that can easily attract the user's attention and convey the desired message and attitude to the user easily and attractively. But choosing the right image that is relevant to your site's message and brand is very important. Because the selected photo must contain the message, you want to convey to the audience. There is a very famous saying among site designers that an image can convey a message that thousands of words cannot convey well.
The important point in selecting and using images is their volume, which should be optimized images and reduce their volume while maintaining their visual quality. Using large images on the site, especially on the front pages and the main page can have negative effects on the site. The most suitable size of images for sharing on the site is 250 KB. So site designers should not be unaware of this point and should not use low-value images, a large number of images, high volume images on the site because it will cause very serious damage to the site.
After deciding to click and enter your website, users will have a brief look at your site, content, and layout within 7 seconds, if the layout and structure of your site are such that in a short time and 7 seconds cannot keep the user to stay The more you attract on the site, the more you will lose the chance of increasing traffic and user.
The user visits your site to find useful content, and of course, the user has little time; the structure of your site should be regular and orderly so that the user can easily find the content he is looking for at a glance. Otherwise, the user will be confused and disappointed with your site and leave it. Having a regular and simple structure and layout is one of the small points that has a great impact on maintaining the user and turning him into a permanent audience, but unfortunately, some site designers are unaware of this important and small point and pay attention to the regular layout of the site for easy user access. They do not, which ultimately leads to the loss of users. With a tidy layout, you can easily implement your goals, and users can easily reach and achieve their goals.
Pop-ups have been one of the old techniques to increase site traffic and traffic, which has been effective due to the old algorithms. But today, with the change of algorithms and new techniques, using pop-ups can be toxic and harmful for your site because other people are not affected by such techniques, and there may be about 2 out of 2000 people who see pop-ups. Someone links to these statistics show that the pop-up technique is broken and is a deadly technique for the site. Pop-ups are used for advertising, and in some cases, you may have to use pop-ups, in which case it is better to use a limited number because the presence of more ads and pop-ups can cause inconvenience to users. Provides.
Of course, we hear a lot today that users say that pop-ups and many other things cause annoyance and distraction, and users may leave the site where such cases are seen.
Therefore, site designers must know the toxic and old techniques so that they do not use them incorrectly, which will cause the failure of their site.
Low use of space
To make the layout and appearance of the website simple and orderly, there are some empty spaces that you should not fill because empty and white spaces allow your site and page to instill a sense of freedom and comfort to the user. Also, in this case, your important content will be more exposed to the user.
A common mistake most webmasters and store owners make is to use empty spaces between elements and fill them with other content, but unfortunately, they are not aware that the page is crowded and there is no free space. It does not give the user a good feeling between the elements and causes more confusion in searching and selecting the desired content.
The existence of empty spaces between the elements makes the types of headlines, sections, etc., more prominent.
Users hate ads and pop-ups and anything that looks like an ad. Some of your designs may look like advertisements and banner ads, in which case the user may not pay attention to it at all because, in his mind, he has seen it as an advertisement and ignores it.
Among the designs that are similar to banners and the user ignores them, the following can be mentioned:
Using very crowded animations that have not been done professionally, and the user, based on his experience, feels that these animations are designed for advertising, so he is very indifferent to it.
Use of moving and flashing banners: Anyone who encounters these moving banners thinks that they are advertising banners and are moving and flashing to attract the user's attention, so this method is also obsolete and should not be used in Use site designs and website content because the user looks at them through the eyes of banner ads and pays no attention.
Use of pop-ups: Pop-ups are for advertisements and banners, and it is not a suitable and reasonable method to be used in the contents of the site because the user still looks at them through the eyes of ads and will not pay any attention.