Common Blog Webdesign Mistakes You May Make

by Emily on June 9, 2015

in Articles

colored-pencils-designBlogs are quite common these days and it is not at all difficult to build one. The fact that automatic CMS systems like WordPress appeared made it so easy for everyone to have his own blog. Since many do not have a lot of knowledge about website designs, it is normal to end up with the situation in which mistakes are made. We will talk about a few that are really common. Try to avoid them at all costs since they do decrease user functionality, which is vital these days.

Improper Placement Of Search Box

The search box is one of the most important parts of your blog and it is a shame to notice that so many sites out there do not have it at all or the placement is incredibly bad. Every visitor should easily find the search box so that he/she can easily use it. When this happens, it is a guarantee that the visitor will use it if there is such a desire. At the same time, in some situations, a lack of the search box can even lead towards not even wanting to stay on the site.

Poor Legibility And Readability

When looking at web design, legibility and readability stand out as crucial elements. The proper interface design is the one that grabs the attention of the user but it is the text that adds the true value of what is offered. There are blogs out there that use really bad font sizes and styles, making a simple process like reading a hassle.

The good news is that it is not at all difficult to solve such a design problem. Try to use Sans Serif fonts and do be sure that color schemes are proper on absolutely all devices that may be used. If necessary, you can implement Google Fonts on a site in just a few minutes.

Content Layout That Is Unorganized

The content of a site is what brings in the visitors. Content structure automatically makes everything a failure or a success. The users will not read all that is present on the page. With this in mind, organization is really important. The visitors are going to always scan the content that is placed on a page. If we are faced with an unorganized content layout, it is a guarantee that time spent on site will not be as high as it could be. You need to use images, bullet lists and headings in order to properly structure every single page that you offer for your visitors.

Improper Navigation

You need seamless website navigation on your blog. The user needs to be able to easily find what he is looking for. Besides the search feature, having a proper navigation menu stands out as the second most crucial thing that has an impact on time on site. All the navigation that is implemented has to be consistent and intuitive. It is a surprise to notice how many blogs actually have different menus on different pages. This is a really bad idea.

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