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With the exponential development of mobile devices in terms of numbers and in terms of functionality, the rapid growth of mobile sites is nothing but logical. Just a few years ago not many companies bothered to have a mobile site but now the trend has been reversed and it’s more of an exception than a rule not to have a mobile site.
Usability mistakes can spoil even the best design, drive users away, and kill conversions. While it’s true you can’t make a site appeal to everybody and what’s usable for one user might be a total disaster for another, there are some basic usability guidelines to stick to and some common usability mistakes that are relatively easy to avoid. Here are seven of them – of course, there are many more than this but these seven are really big ones.
Your site has been up for ages and you almost hate it now because it has been the same year after year. While this is neither necessarily bad, nor a reason to redesign, very often a site that hasn’t seen a major redesign for many years really needs it.
For many designers usability is the last concern – if the HTML and CSS code is OK and the site displays properly in various browsers, everything is fine and there is no need to bother with how the user feels. Needless to say, this is a very wrong approach.
White space has, over time, become one of the most basic and yet very crucial aspects of web design. While white space basically refers to the rather empty area on the design plane, it does not always have to be white as such. In fact, white space is so called because white tends to be one color that blends well with virtually any color scheme.
Unless you have spent the last few years shying away from the internet, there are good chances that you are well aware of the importance and benefits of using a good Content Delivery Network service.
If you haven’t heard about Bootstrap, start by reading our Boostrap 101 post or visit the Bootstrap website. If you want to see what can be done with Bootstrap, visit these sites: Bootstrap Expo and Built with Bootstrap.
If you are running an online magazine or a blog, the importance of comments can never be underestimated. In fact, even if you are running just a general purpose website, comments serve as a very handy tool to help your readers and visitors interact with you, and provide you vital feedback and constructive criticism.