Web design is huge niche. Every year new things get introduced and some old things got forgotten and some got success in getting their placed as ever green web design trends. Now days web designer have lots of option and elements which they can use in website design and technology. Due to these there are certain myths and misunderstanding on use of certain things in design, below is the quick overview of those things.
Avoid Use of Flash and Animation
Couple of years ago, search engine wasn’t efficient to crawl and index flash objects and content so online marketers used to avoid flash in website design and there were only few flash players to integrate into website. As of now, search engine are able to index flash objects and content, so you can easily use flash in website. As far as the speed is concern with use of flash, there is technique available to maintain the speed of the flash which web designer should follow while using it. Use of flash can get you positive result of making impression on visitors. Especially the kind of business like web design studio, animation, graphic design, visitors want to see your creative work and representing that work with flash or in animation can be good option. So with best practice, use of flash will not make impact on your website performance in search engine or on speed of the website.
Simple is Always Better
I have observed discussion about simple website design and benefits of simple design in many popular web design forums. Different businesses have different requirement and different audience to target. So it is not necessary that simple design would always work best. Only few Chicago web design experts have an ability to make a difference in simple design and free design. Most of the free templates you would get on internet seem to have simple design and your website design must not make wrong impression of your business. By observing your website, your visitors must not think that you have spent few bucks after its design or have got it free from some free resources. Games, fashion, finance, art and lifestyle are some niche where simplicity wouldn’t get success for making good impression.
One Way Navigation is Enough
What and which methods you are giving to your visitors to navigate through your website? Providing just one way navigation menu placed at header and footer would force users to use that single method which can make dissatisfaction. For few pages of static website, it is ok but for the big websites with thousands of pages, you have to find all possible ways users might want to navigate and must provide flexibility. Especially for Ecommerce website, you must provide interactive navigation which are relevant to specific product category and must provide breadcrumb navigation. Implementing efficient search function is also necessary as users might search what he is looking for rather than having a look at all the links in navigation which may be time consuming. In this circumstance, your search technique is a key factor to drive success. So explore all possibilities and places where you feel that users would need good navigation.
Attractive Would Perform Better
Most of the web designer design layout for clients because we know who is going to sign the check? With complexity grows and the type of data we can display on our website, it is more preferable to create performing web design based on real time data analytic and testing rather than one with use of fancy components to enhance the look of website. If you have to scarify your performance on medal of beautiful design, you are driving your business to the way of failure. So if you have one option to select between attractiveness and performance, you must choose performance and scarifies other.
Must Follow HTML5 Standards
It is true that HTML5 brings new web standard which give flexibility to web designer and developer implementing website. But it is not necessary that, you have to follow these new standards for your website which has been developed with old one. Things on web grow and change very quickly so it isn’t necessary to follow all the updated things. Updating your website with these new standards might enhance performance in certain requirement, but it is your job to analyze whether your website need those requirement or not.