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3 Simple Things to Avoid When Designing a Website

by | Oct 18, 2021 | Design, Web Hosting

Many experienced web admins are already confident enough to design their own websites. While there is no doubt that training and experience can help beginners become the best web designers in the world, there is no doubt that people will still make mistakes from time to time. No expert ever made it to the top without failing first, the same way that no web designer will be known as the best without messing up a couple of their pages in the process. 

With that being said, you may be wondering how a web designer is able to come up with great design choices that boost their website’s online presence. The answer to that is simple—they all avoid certain crucial mistakes. 

The examples we have listed below are not only some of the most egregious acts in the field of web design, but they also tend to garner some of the most negative feedback from target audiences if the web designer isn’t careful about their methods.  

If you wish to be one of the best in the business, be sure to take note of the following “don’ts” so that you may be able to avoid them at all costs. 

  1. Avoid Uncompressed Content on the Web Page 

While the usual suspect for a website’s slow loading times is normally the online visitor’s internet connection and bandwidth, the truth is that such a problem can also be blamed on uncompressed files in certain landing pages. Common examples include high-resolution images, 1080p videos, and complex graphics. These elements, when left uncompressed, may result in the constant hiccup of your target audience’s online experience. 

While these elements may have their merits, it is still the web designer’s responsibility to ensure that everything is optimised enough to load in a split second. 

  1. Avoid Using Many Fonts 

Committing this mistake is like hitting two birds with one stone, in the negative sense. Aside from the fact that it wouldn’t look good at all in the overall branding of your products and services, it may also tend to make your target audiences dizzy from scrolling through your content. 

Be sure to use only one or two fonts. You do not even need to utilise a second font at all unless it is absolutely necessary and in line with the overall feel of your brand. Remember, more doesn’t always necessarily mean better. There are times when simplicity is enough to deliver value to your target audience. 

  1. Avoid Implementing a Horizontal Scroll 

One of the most simple things that you can do early on is to implement a standard scrolling feature, meaning that your target audience must be able to explore the whole site and its sections just by scrolling up and down. 

The common pet peeves of online traffic stem from sites that force their target audience to scroll from left to right just to read everything in one webpage. Not only has it been proven to be infuriating amongst many site visitors, but it is also very confusing, especially if the page has a complicated interface. 


While it may not be easy to design your own website, it is still very manageable, as long as you know the right tips and tricks to follow during the whole process. One of the best things you can do would be to avoid making the crucial mistakes we have listed above. Not only would they limit your page’s overall design, but they may also turn away all your potential customers in the long run. 

Keep our important tips in mind and watch your online traffic grow in no time. 

If you are looking for a company that offers website design services, look no further than our expertise here at BaseHost. We are an Australian based company specialising in web hosting, web design, online marketing, and managed IT services. Contact us today and let us work on your website from the ground up.

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