Happy Halloween, everyone!
We’re at that time of year when the skies are permanently dark and ominous, while the winds are cold, biting and actually a little violent. It’s the season of carving pumpkins, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and sticky face paint, while the streets are stalked by witches, demons, vampires and a whole bunch of other stuff designed to make you scream.
Most frightening of all, however, is the vast array of common web design mistakes that will soon have your customers running for the hills. But there’s no longer any reason to be afraid, because VisionSharp are here to make sure you get through it all safely.
Slow Loading Speeds
If you’re looking for the biggest way to make your users scream, then this is it.
The sight of that annoying little buffering wheel is enough to slip even the sanest man into madness, as the modern user simply doesn’t have the patience to wait for slow loading times. In fact, the majority of users will abandon your page altogether if it takes any longer than 3 seconds to load up.
Even more terrifying is the fact that these poor load speeds will also impact your SEO rankings, since Google have made it perfectly clear just how important they are in their algorithm. If your website takes too long to load, it’ll soon become a deserted graveyard.
Automatic Background Music
There’s just nothing worse than clicking onto a website, having a nice, casual browse and then being bombarded by a sudden piece of music. Whether it’s a video that starts playing automatically or an annoying bit of audio, you need to understand that unexpected sound will have your users running for the exit as fast as they possibly can.
Of course, this is a great way of making your users jump, but you can bet your bottom dollar they won’t be coming back again.
Stuffing In Too Many Ads
Okay, we get it: the purpose of your website is to make money. However, there’s just no arguing the fact that too many adverts are incredibly off-putting to the user, and they certainly won’t spend much time on such a cluttered, chaotic web page.
If you need to implement ads on your site, then that’s fine. But you need to make sure they aren’t displayed in a way that hampers the user experience, and that they’re actually related to what your website offers. Otherwise, you’ll run the risk of scaring your users away once and for all this Halloween.
If you’re looking for the best web development Manchester has to offer, then contact VisionSharp today and learn what makes us the best in town. We’d be happy to talk you through our fantastic services and how we can stop your website scaring off traffic!