7 Worst Web Design Mistakes – Part 2

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In our first article, 7 Worst Web Design Mistakes – Part 1, we stopped at the first item in the list of the 7 worst design mistakes a web designer can make. I wanted to keep that #1 mistake isolated to it’s own article because it’s such an important part of the whole design process – well, it’s the #1 mistake within that most important “key ingredient”! So let’s begin our discussion on the next 6 worst design mistakes.

  1. Designing the “Look and Feel” first. Covered here: 7 Worst Web Design Mistakes – Part 1
  2. Assuming your audience is tech savy
  3. Assuming your audience runs the fastest PC’s and have large displays
  4. Assuming your audience has no disabilities whatsoever
  5. Not doing homework on the specific niche you’re designing around
  6. Not choosing a specific niche
  7. Table based layouts

In our next article, we’ll discuss each point in detail. The main point, however, is to create your designs with Plain Old Semantic HTML firstly based on content, usability (accessibility), and SEO – the rest will follow!

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3 Comments to “7 Worst Web Design Mistakes – Part 2”

  1. Darren says:

    I couldn’t agree more with #7. Table based designs should not be used for a variety of reasons which include being semantically incorrect, hard to adjust and bloated file sizes.

    I haven’t seen that on a list in ages and I am so glad it hasn’t been forgotten.

  2. admin says:

    Yes, and I can tell you that I still know great visual web designers who can create an awesome looking site in Photoshop, but when it comes to coding it, they never bother to use DIVS and CSS – but leave their Dreamweaver’s config at the default of table based layouts!

    Sheesh, when will it end?

  3. admin says:

    Sheesh, when will it end? Funny, but my sister used to say sheesh about everything!

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