When I first started working on a web design project, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
I didn’t have a clue what web development was, nor did I know how to find resources on the internet that would help me get started.
Now, I have a lot of experience and have the tools I need to get things done.
And as my web development career has progressed, I’ve noticed that there are some pretty common mistakes that designers make that can have an impact on their success.
I want to share these mistakes and tips on how to fix them so that they don’t happen again.1.
Being too strict on the minimum viable product 2.
Using too many colors 3.
Using colors too often 4.
Not using color in a way that is logical 5.
Not following the rules of your site 6.
Overly rigid guidelines to follow 7.
Using CSS to achieve the same result in the same way 8.
Not knowing how to change the colors of a site 9.
Not understanding what color your website should be 10.
Using a template that does not adhere to the style guide 11.
Not keeping an eye on your website and not using it in a timely manner 12.
Not making sure you have the right images, fonts, or other assets 13.
Not providing enough details about your site 14.
Not working on your site in the right way 15.
Not getting into the habit of looking at the front page of the internet 16.
Not being aware of the design elements on your design project 17.
Not putting the correct amount of thought into your design in the first place 18.
Not having the right information available for your visitors 19.
Not sticking to the “code first” mantra 20.
Not properly following color guidelines 21.
Not taking your time in designing your website 22.
Not writing good design standards 23.
Not creating the right level of focus 24.
Not choosing the right color scheme 25.
Not utilizing all of the available web design resources 26.
Not looking at images, videos, and other assets that can help you build a site 27.
Not building a cohesive site that your clients will appreciate 28.
Not updating the design of your website regularly 29.
Not always updating the designs of your designs 30.
Not adding content to your site as it gets older 31.
Not doing your research to find the right resources for your web design projects 32.
Not paying attention to the time that you spend on your web development projects 33.
Not checking the design status of your design projects 34.
Not implementing proper guidelines for your website 35.
Not applying design guidelines to all of your content 36.
Not showing interest in and keeping up with design changes that your customers are making 37.
Not developing the right skills for your job 38.
Not asking for help from your web designer 39.
Not focusing on the right areas of your business 40.
Not setting boundaries for the right kind of information to share 41.
Not learning about the best way to build and maintain a strong website 42.
Not considering the value of your customers’ feedback to your website 43.
Not managing your site properly 44.
Not listening to your customers who ask for help or advice 45.
Not recognizing the benefits of a strong web design 46.
Not designing a website that is appropriate for your audience 47.
Not sharing your own ideas or products with your customers 48.
Not respecting your customers privacy 49.
Not maintaining your reputation for building a great site 50.
Not planning ahead for future revisions 51.
Not thinking about your customer feedback or how to improve your site 52.
Not staying focused on what is important 53.
Not communicating clearly and clearly with your clients 54.
Not reviewing your website for the first time or changing it as needed 55.
Not seeing the benefits and the benefits being gained from using your design guidelines 56.
Not practicing what you preach or doing what you are not passionate about 57.
Not talking about the value or value being gained by the right colors 58.
Not offering the right amount of attention to your visitors 59.
Not caring enough about your design goals 60.
Not giving customers feedback about your website 61.
Not prioritizing customer feedback 62.
Not meeting your customers needs 63.
Not explaining why you made changes to your design for the sake of improvement 64.
Not engaging your customers in a thoughtful way 65.
Not speaking with them in a respectful way 66.
Not treating them with respect 67.
Not helping them understand why you are using a certain color scheme 68.
Not delivering on their requests 69.
Not improving your site 70.
Not protecting your site from vandalism 71.
Not acknowledging your customers request 72.
Not actively helping your customers understand why they are using your designs 73.
Not letting them know what they are doing wrong 74.
Not ensuring that your design meets your clients needs 75.
Not preparing the right materials to help you create a great website 76.
Not performing the tasks that are expected of you 77.
Not spending enough time on your websites design and development 78.
Not consistently making changes that will help
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