Myths busted about Web Design and User Experience

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Web design is a crucial factor when you intend to pass on a information to users through online presence or web platform. Design of business website drops an impression on your users about personality of your business. If you are searching for any product over internet, then several suggestions will be displayed by search engine.

We generally click on some website displayed by search engine in search result but stop at only that website which serves better designing experience. So, website designing is the first factor that stops users to a website and product information comes next.

There are several things to consider about web designing and user experience when you have a sketch of web design in your mind. The consideration and strategy a person and web designer generally differs. Experienced and professional web designer always have their own opinion about designing of any web pages or product image.

Below mentioned are some misconceptions about web designing and user experience that everyone need to consider before designing any web page.

Your visitor likes to read

This is very common myth among webmasters and web designers. Generally visitors look for relevant information presented on web page and its easiness to reach them. They see bold keywords, bullet points and intuitive illustrations and only read if they find something informative and related in first scan.

Number of clicks is important

When it is product related website, then navigation matters a lot. It should be natural transition instead of artificial navigation structure. A designer should work on optimizing navigation feel and making natural user feel attended every time. Always try to keep simple navigation structure for user and assure them proper response when they need.

Fewer Scrolls

Scroll option should not be considered as good practice or attribute. There is a need to use some tricks to kill extra content and less important things placed on top of page instead of opting scrolling method. Some designer go with the practice of breaking content in to many pages while they can go with smart layout presence and pre planned scroll transition.

Design is only about looks

Design consideration is not limited to good look, but it simplifies whole way of presentation. Design is the feel that user have during navigation and browsing whole website. The content of website should be presented in a way so that chances of user engagement increase. Web designer covers everything in designs that is related to functional and conceptual use.

Responsiveness in design

These days people have started to use internet on different devices like laptop, PC, mobile, tablet and Smart TV. Therefore, business website need responsive feature so it can fit according to device and user will love the website accessibility on their devices. It requires additional hours building plan with right implementation technique and you can choose responsive theme for your website to access it on different mobile devices.

More graphics draw more attention

This is an old myth that more graphics make your interface more alive. However, the thing is that proper use of graphics is necessary for every website and to make it considered your focus should be more on details and things should not clutter. So, always avoid heavy size graphics and select faint highlights and presentation theme to make it visually effective.

Have good designs and avoid small details

This is among the worst myths between webmaster and designers. This is not a good practice to focus only on desigs and avoid small information. Website must have all required information and has to have enough engagement of resources entitles at each level of design. Beautifully designed website won’t have any value or sense if it has nothing to provide in terms of functional and communicative details.

Treat yourself as user

You must assure yourself that you have implemented all ways to impress your users. If you want to know your website feedback then ask your friends use it and submit their feedback to you. Your friends will behave like users and will give you suggestions according to best practice and you can implement them on website under the guidance of web designer.

Flash is your enemy

Always using flash on the website is not good, but you need to use it properly instead of leaving it directly. Flash is a great technology and you must have confidence to use it where you need to use it. The latest version of flash can help you achieve a better presentation scheme and push your appeal to your customers. Flash technique is also considered to make your website heavy, so you must take care of it as well.

Search option is complete solution for navigation

Navigation of website is very important and it should be taken care by web designer. It is not a good idea to depend on search option completely and ignore navigation. Try to design web page in such manner that it have interactive navigation and easy reference point across the website.

Now that you have come across some really dramatized thoughts pushing things beyond reality, take a responsibility to combat them. Try to bring a broader angle to how designs work. Think more about bursting myths and balancing ideas on web design and user experience and you will get through.

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Sumit Garg

Project Manager @ Octal Info Solution

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