Small UX mistakes can go a long way. Which is why we pay special attention to it. You can see the previous entry right here. In this one, we will explore several fine-grained mistakes that can hinder the overall user experience and effectiveness of a website.
In the previous blog we focused more on the big picture, here on the prevalent oversights that our team comes across when surfing the web. We will start with:
Incorrectly Adding Links
One of the most frequent UX mistakes is mishandling links. Links that are incorrectly placed or not clearly labeled can confuse and frustrate users. Links should be prominently displayed, easily clickable, and labeled accurately, reflecting the destination they lead to.
Conduct regular link checks to ensure they are not broken or leading to irrelevant pages. Additionally, consider implementing visual cues, such as underlining or color changes, to indicate clickable links and provide users with a clear understanding of interactive elements on the page.
Visual content plays a significant role in capturing users attention and conveying information. However, overusing or overcrowding images on a webpage can have a detrimental impact on the user experience. When images are squeezed together or overwhelm the page, it can make the content difficult to read and distract users from the main message.
Strive for a balanced use of images, less is more here. Optimize their file sizes to ensure faster loading times and a smoother navigation. By compressing images without compromising quality, you can maintain a visually appealing website that loads quickly.
No Reasons for Support
A strong case for support is vital to engage and persuade users. Failing to provide compelling reasons why visitors should choose a product, service, or take a particular action can naturally result in lots of missed opportunities.
Whether it is highlighting the benefits, showcasing testimonials, or providing relevant statistics, a well-presented case for support builds trust and encourages user conversion. Leverage storytelling techniques to engage users emotionally. Narratives that highlight real-life scenarios and demonstrate how your product or service solves specific problems can resonate with users and motivate them to take action.
Hard to Use Forms
Forms are an essential component of many websites, but they can quickly become a frustrating experience for users if not properly designed. Lengthy forms, complex validation requirements, and unclear instructions can discourage users from completing them. Keep forms concise, provide clear instructions, use inline validation, and consider implementing autofill options to streamline the process.
Also, consider implementing interactive form validation in real-time, providing users with immediate feedback on input errors. Additionally, optimize form layout by organizing fields logically and minimizing the number of required fields. Saves time, is more efficient.
While AI-generated content has its advantages, it is crucial to be cautious with its use. According to Google Webmaster Guidelines, AI-generated content can be considered spam and can negatively impact a website SEO ranking.
Besides, AI does not understand which information is reliable and which is not. This not only affects the ethics of relying on AI, but also you reputation. As people could easily fact check you.
A webpage overloaded with excessive content can overwhelm users and make it difficult to find the desired information. Users appreciate concise and well-organized content that is easy to scan and digest. Use headings, bullet points, and white space to break up the content and improve readability.
Prioritize the most relevant information and avoid information overload. Implement a clear information hierarchy and use visual cues to prioritize the most important stuff.