Creating websites can become very complicated and inexperienced site owners could be losing more money than what they make if they are not careful. That’s why professional help is always important when it comes to something this critical and complicated. If professional help is not within reach, then here are a few things to avoid when creating a website.
Forgetting Security Measures
Whether you have just started a website or not, you must not forget using antivirus or cybersecurity. No matter how our technology has improved, there are still viruses and hackers out there that could hurt your website a lot and we all know that with those, you could lose everything on your website or computer and losing your website’s content and other important data is such a hassle. No one wants to start all over, especially when you have already created several contents for your website. Losing everything also means that people might lose interest in your website. Not only that; you’d also likely lose profit. That being said, having a good cybersecurity, antivirus, or antimalware is a must and it’s one of the things that you might want to consider first.
Adding Automatic Audio
Videos and sounds are a great addition to anything. It makes things cooler and it gives off more entertainment. However, no matter how much we all like to see entertaining videos and hear sounds, it is the last thing that we all want to see or hear when we try to visit websites.
I personally do not like visiting sites that have videos or sounds that automatically plays. Playing automatic videos or sounds only gives distractions to your page’s visitors. In turn, it is likely that they will not understand what your contents are trying to communicate. Also, if you are planning to add music to your website, don’t even try to do it as well. Like videos and audios, music is also distracting no matter how much of a bop you think it is and besides, we all have different tastes in music. Thus, if one doesn’t like your background music, they might even close your page.
Cluttered Overall Look
No one wants to see a cluttered website as it is just a sore to the eyes. Also, it would be hard for your users to find what they are actually looking for.
Your website’s design matters a lot and it’s just as important as the quality of your products or services. Most people see a website as one of the factors in deciding for the credibility of a website or business. Additionally, survey says that 38% of internet users say that they are likely to stop using a website if it has a very unattractive content or layout. Thus, you should always make an effort in designing your web page’s look and try to avoid cluttered or even a messy-looking design. Also, you need to have a consistent-looking design to make your branding a lot stronger as it helps users to easily recognize you, your product, or your service. Bear in mind that you only have a mere 10 seconds to impress your website’s visitors so you have to carefully plan your website’s overall look, as well as its content.