In our 1st article, we’ve covered the 7 Worst Web Design Mistakes – Part 1, which began detailing the 1st mistake us designers make. In the follow-up article, 7 Worst Web Design Mistakes – Part 2, we reviewed the other 6 mistakes. Now with this new article, I’d like to cover those six mistakes with greater scrutiny.

Again with those mistakes:

  1. Designing the “Look and Feel” first. Covered here: 7 Worst Web Design Mistakes – Part 1
  2. Assuming your audience is tech savvy.

Assuming your audience is tech savvy

With the natural growth into Web 2.0, many designers have jumped upon that bandwagon to gear their sites around AJAX. Now, I’m all for the ease of use that AJAX brings, but what about the user who can’t use the effectiveness of JavaScript? Now, I’m not talking about those paranoid users who turn off JavaScript from within their browser settings (which I’ve done from time to time). Of course, the benefits of AJAX driven features will not be available to those users. But what I’m referring to are the many disabled users who would like to – and deserve to – surf your cool new AJAX-driven site without any hindrance.

  1. Assuming your audience runs the fastest PC’s and have large displays
  2. Assuming your audience has no disabilities whatsoever
  3. Not doing homework on the specific niche you’re designing around
  4. Not choosing a specific niche
  5. Table based layouts

So you see, making sure your site and niche are geared to the “average” user will give you a greater base of users.

Now back to the list:

  • 3. Assuming your audience runs the fastest PC’s and have large displays.

Heck, more on this later…I promise I’ll finish this post, even if I have to…well…I’ll finish this soon.

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