3 Design No No's For Your Website

When you think of your dream website, of course, you want it grab attention and dazzle. But, too much dazzle can do more harm than good.

Online shoppers want what they’re looking for immediately and they want the process to get there to be easy and fluid. With that being said, it’s important not to overdo it when it comes to web design. In most cases, less is more. Some businesses will make the mistake of adding too much to their pages, which can prove overwhelming.

How is your website looking? Do you have any of these design no no’s on display?

Automatic music

Come on guys, this isn’t the Myspace era. But, lo and behold there are people out there that have paid real money to add music to their websites.

Think of it this way. You settle down in a quiet cafe and open a landing page. Before your eyes have even adjusted to the screen, music blares from who knows where. You frantically scroll to find the source and shut it off, as curious eyes glance in your direction from around the cafe.

We’ve all been there, and there’s nothing more annoying. Try to avoid sound, and if you absolutely need to have it, make sure it’s placed somewhere on the page where it’s easy to find and shut off.

Pop ups

Too many pop ups is not a good move. It’s never fun to arrive at a new page only to be thwarted from exploring it because you have to click through one pop up ad after another.

We’re not saying pop ups are the devil, because they can be necessary. It’s all about how you use them. You want to be stealthy in your persuasion!

Instead of having pop ups overwhelm your visitors as soon as they open your site, wait a few minutes, then introduce a promo or perhaps ask for an email address. If you do have one at the beginning, keep it at one. Overall, it’s best to limit it to one or two ads max.

No contact

Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to find the contact information for a business. Really, sometimes it’s like looking for a darn needle in a haystack!

As a business owner, the customer service information for your company is one of the most vital elements to include on your website. Have a separate page on your main menu for contact or have it displayed clearly somewhere on every page.

Make it easy to navigate and provide information to get in touch quickly without much fuss, like a contact form.