Friday, November 18, 2016

5 Mistakes to Avoid while Developing Rich Featured Websites

Developing a website is really easy, but building a website that works in accordance with the user may not be that simple. You may be an experienced web developer and designing a website may not be a disturbing task for you.

Let’s try to understand some simple mistakes that developer should avoid while developing a website. These mistakes are listed so that every web developer should avoid them which can help them make a better developer.

Mistake #1 Non-Responsive Website

It is one of the most significant aspects of web development and design nowadays. The usage of internet has expanded from a computer screen to a notebook, a tablet or a mobile phone. 
 
Remember!!!
The website content should be accessible smoothly on different devices with different screen sizes. This should be taken into consideration while developing a website. 
 
Mistake #2 Browser Compatibility Problem

Browser compatibility is another alarming point for the developers. The developer may be working on a particular browser (for example google, Internet explorer, Chrome etc.)all the time, but the user might not access the website on the same browser. There may be more than one users working concurrently on different browsers. Usually a developer uses the same browser throughout the development process. Though at the time of completion of the website will be tested for compatibility related issues for different browsers, it will be very time-consuming. It can cause a substantial delay in the project delivery.

Must remember

Use different browsers at the development stage to have an idea of major browser related issues.

Mistake #3 Navigation Issue
A very important feature for a better visitor experience is usability. A well-designed navigation and internal linking assurances all vital areas of the website can be easily reachable quickly. 
 
Points to remember
  • Simple and short menu titles should be used. For example: “Home, About, Services, Blog, Contact” instead of using “Homepage, Our Specialities, Blog Entry, Write to Me” etc.
  • There should not be any frustrating experience for the visitors – they access the website for specific information which should be readily available and easy to access on the website.
  • Broken links in websites also affect ranking position in SERP (Search Engine Result Page).
  • Always remember that navigation within a website should be seamless.
Mistake #4 Excessive use of Call to Action

Usage of too many of call to action can make visitors get confused and frustrated. The traffic on a website is useless if the visitors don’t land where you want them to land or if the CTA button is not properly visible.

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Points to remember
  • Use of only single call to action instead of many
  • Always remember to make your Call to Action stand out.
Mistake #5 Black Hat SEO

Search Engine Optimization is an integral part of the website development process. Many developers think that it is a simple topic without knowing different facets of SEO. It is beyond using the keywords and setting the tags right. Many developers miss this part while developing a website which can directly impact in search engine rankings.

Points to remember
  • SEO includes eliminating duplicate content, making good site architecture and perfect back linking.
  • In-depth knowledge of how Google and other search engines like Bing and Yahoo index the web would be beneficial.
  • Developers should also keep in mind some important points, such as, website speed, W3C markup validation etc.
There are various other issues also need to be taken care by a website developer. Please read all the given below points carefully.
  • Duplicate content
  • Uncompressed CSS and JavaScript
  • Non-validated JavaScript and Markup
  • Heavy images
  • Multiple CSS and JavaScript files
  • Non-identical naming of the files including web pages, CSS, JavaScript, and images
  • Invalid values or empty alt and title attributes
  • Use of width and height attributes in images in HTML
  • Excess use of recursive or nested loops
  • Repetition of Code in CSS and JavaScript Files etc.
The main takeaway of this article is that every web developer should remember these points and include them to make an SEO and user-friendly website otherwise be ready to deal with a long list of web development issues! Try correcting these mistakes whenever possible and you will soon have a professional looking website.
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