In an age when we’re talking about responsive web designs and wearables, it’s quite strange to see that developers and designers are still grappling with the blatant misconceptions surrounding web designing.
Today, in the course of this particular post, we’ll try to bring up and shatter these myths once and for all. Read on in order to be duly guided and make sure that the web designing company hired by you is not grappling with similar myths as well. So, let’s discover what these myths are.
Myth #1: Your Website Does not Need to Change
The need for upgrading your website is as significant as that of upgrading, developing and perhaps renovating your offline store. It is rather incorrect to assume that your web designing endeavors always have a start and an end. On the contrary, it is actually an ongoing process. You can keep on innovating, updating and growing your website just as you can do with your store. In fact, you should do all these in order to ensure that you’re duly keeping up with the ever-evolving trends associated with web browsers as well as devices.
Myth #2: The Splash Page Works Wonderfully Well for your Website
Ask the experts and they will tell you that Splash and those “entrance” pages have actually no value in the digital world today. In fact, not only is it useless but harmful. You perhaps cannot gauge initially, but let us tell you that Splash actually goes on to lead to an increase in the bounce rate of your site because users cannot find what they’re looking for – at the first instance, and eventually leave your website as a result. It is wiser to invest in a standard home page instead of a splash page, once again, as per expert opinion.
Myth #3: Your website has to exemplify exceptional web design
Your website should rather be the right combination of easy navigation and stylish designing features. Getting too ambitious with your designing exploits might as well drive a few users out of your website. We have already told you how Splash pages result in increased bounce rate. The use of too many graphics might as well go on to increase the loading time of your site as well – this, needless to say, remains one of the key reasons why users leave a site midway.
Once again, it’s better to invest in a stylishly designed but functional website.
Myth #4: I can be as experimental as I want to be
This is that one strain of thought which often leads us to go overboard with the way we use fonts and color palettes in our sites. The use of inconsistent font implies that you’re actually violating the typographical best practices (think about tracking, kerning and leading etc). Doing all this does not really go on to demonstrate the kind of professionalism that your clients are looking for!
So be on your guard against being too experimental with your choices as far as web designing is concerned.