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5 Common Web Design Mistakes
Skip to main contentSkip to toolbar Dashboard Home Updates Fuelthemes.net Posts All Posts Add New Categories Tags Media Library Add New Pages All Pages Add New Comments Contact Contact Forms Add New Integration WooCommerce Orders Coupons Reports Settings System Status Extensions Products Products Add Product Categories Tags Attributes Appearance Themes Customize Widgets Menus Background Install Plugins Theme Options Editor Plugins Installed Plugins Add New Editor Users All Users Add New Your Profile Tools Available Tools Import Export Visual Composer General Settings Role Manager Product License Shortcode Mapper Grid Builder About Settings General Writing Reading Discussion Media Permalinks Akismet MailMunch SEO Dashboard Search Console Go Premium Disabled AccessPress Twitter Auto Post MailMunch Forms Settings Google Analytics General Settings Backend Settings Frontend Settings Tracking Code Errors & Debug Collapse menu About WordPress The Lifestyle Insider 00 comments awaiting moderation New SEOEnter a focus keyword to calculate the SEO score Howdy, The Lifestyle Insider Log Out Help Screen Options Add New Post Enter title here Permalink: http://www.thelifestyleinsider.com/2017/01/19/2029/ ‎Edit BACKEND EDITORFRONTEND EDITOR Add MediaVisualText bilinkb-quotedelinsimgulollicodemoreclose tags Web design evolves faster than ever and it can be hard to cut through the noise and identify what features your site should have, the types of interface your audience expects, and the usability your audience needs. Here are just a few common mistakes web designers make all the time: 1. Making mobile an afterthought Waiting until the desktop version is finished before considering the mobile aspect of your site is one of the biggest mistakes designers can make. 80% of people navigating the web own a smartphone, and odd are that number will keep growing and growing. The best approach to take is to go mobile first and then see how this can translate to a desktop. 2. Not thinking about typography Typography is one of the easiest things to neglect when building a new website design. Usually, all the focus goes towards the visual elements of the design, and then typography, the actual content, is left till the last moment. A great typeface makes your content easy to read and engages your audience. 3. Getting too creative Sometimes adding more and more ideas to a website design ends in catastrophe. It is difficult to include everyone’s vision into one screen and the result is an overly developed website that needs editing. To avoid this common mistake, try to limit your choices to 2 per medium to reduce visual clutter and produce a coherent brand. Of course, in limited occasions adding additional colors and typefaces won’t detract from your site as long as it is applied judiciously. 4. Same style over and over As a web designer, you will develop your own style that will become your hallmark. However, the problem with focusing too much on a single style is that it can become repetitive on all the sites you’ve developed. While functionality will often be very similar, on the front end clients don’t want a cookie-cutter site so make each as unique as possible with a focused design. 5. Not optimizing visuals Images account for 60-90 percent of any website’s consumed bandwidth. Although this might not seem like an issue, it is important that unoptimized images will cost your client more in the long run. Site load speed is taken into consideration by search engines and consumers will not be happy if it takes a minute to load a single page of a site! Word count: 387 Draft saved at 11:55:11 am. Toggle panel: AccessPress Twitter Auto Post AccessPress Twitter Auto Post Toggle panel: Post Gallery Post Gallery The image captions will be used as image information on the right side. Create Gallery Toggle panel: Publish Publish Save Draft Preview Status: Draft Edit Edit status Visibility: Public Edit Edit visibility Publish immediately Edit Edit date and time Readability: Needs improvement SEO: Not available Move to TrashPublish Toggle panel: Format Format Post Formats Standard Image Gallery Video Toggle panel: Categories Categories All Categories Most Used Beauty DIY Hair Makeup Nails Skin Celebrity Entertainment Books Movies News Red Carpet TV Fashion Celebs News Shopping Tips Trends Food Goodies Health Fitness Sex Trends Home Decor Living Careers Food & Drink Home Money Tech Travel Wedding News Shop You Need These Goodies Uncategorized + Add New Category Toggle panel: Tags Tags Add New Tag Add Separate tags with commas Choose from the most used tags Toggle panel: Featured Image Featured Image Set featured image Toggle panel: Yoast SEO Yoast SEO Help center Go Premium Content optimization Enter a focus keyword to calculate the SEO score Social Advanced Readability Needs improvement Enter your focus keyword + Add keyword Snippet preview Show information about the snippet editorYou can click on each element in the preview to jump to the Snippet Editor. SEO title preview: | The Lifestyle Insider Slug preview:www.thelifestyleinsider.com/2029/ Meta description preview:Web design evolves faster than ever and it can be hard to cut through the noise and identify what features your site should have, the types of interface you Edit snippet Focus keyword Show information about the focus keywordEnter a focus keyword Analysis Show information about the content analysis Bad SEO scoreNo focus keyword was set for this page. If you do not set a focus keyword, no score can be calculated. Bad SEO scoreNo meta description has been specified. Search engines will display copy from the page instead. Bad SEO scoreNo images appear in this page, consider adding some as appropriate. OK SEO scoreNo links appear in this page, consider adding some as appropriate. OK SEO scoreThe page title is too short. Use the space to add keyword variations or create a compelling call-to-action copy. Good SEO scoreThe text contains 396 words. This is more than or equal to the recommended minimum of 300 words. Toggle panel: Post Settings Post Settings Style Review Settings Video Post Style Which post style would you like to use?Style 1 (Classic)Style 2 (Large Top Image)Style 3 (Center Content - Large Top Image)Style 4 (Center Content - Classic) Thank you for choosing Fuel Themes Version 4.7.1 Link inserted. No results found.
5 Common Web Design Mistakes
Skip to main contentSkip to toolbar Dashboard Home Updates Fuelthemes.net Posts All Posts Add New Categories Tags Media Library Add New Pages All Pages Add New Comments Contact Contact Forms Add New Integration WooCommerce Orders Coupons Reports Settings System Status Extensions Products Products Add Product Categories Tags Attributes Appearance Themes Customize Widgets Menus Background Install Plugins Theme Options Editor Plugins Installed Plugins Add New Editor Users All Users Add New Your Profile Tools Available Tools Import Export Visual Composer General Settings Role Manager Product License Shortcode Mapper Grid Builder About Settings General Writing Reading Discussion Media Permalinks Akismet MailMunch SEO Dashboard Search Console Go Premium Disabled AccessPress Twitter Auto Post MailMunch Forms Settings Google Analytics General Settings Backend Settings Frontend Settings Tracking Code Errors & Debug Collapse menu About WordPress The Lifestyle Insider 00 comments awaiting moderation New SEOEnter a focus keyword to calculate the SEO score Howdy, The Lifestyle Insider Log Out Help Screen Options Add New Post Enter title here Permalink: http://www.thelifestyleinsider.com/2017/01/19/2029/ ‎Edit BACKEND EDITORFRONTEND EDITOR Add MediaVisualText bilinkb-quotedelinsimgulollicodemoreclose tags Web design evolves faster than ever and it can be hard to cut through the noise and identify what features your site should have, the types of interface your audience expects, and the usability your audience needs. Here are just a few common mistakes web designers make all the time: 1. Making mobile an afterthought Waiting until the desktop version is finished before considering the mobile aspect of your site is one of the biggest mistakes designers can make. 80% of people navigating the web own a smartphone, and odd are that number will keep growing and growing. The best approach to take is to go mobile first and then see how this can translate to a desktop. 2. Not thinking about typography Typography is one of the easiest things to neglect when building a new website design. Usually, all the focus goes towards the visual elements of the design, and then typography, the actual content, is left till the last moment. A great typeface makes your content easy to read and engages your audience. 3. Getting too creative Sometimes adding more and more ideas to a website design ends in catastrophe. It is difficult to include everyone’s vision into one screen and the result is an overly developed website that needs editing. To avoid this common mistake, try to limit your choices to 2 per medium to reduce visual clutter and produce a coherent brand. Of course, in limited occasions adding additional colors and typefaces won’t detract from your site as long as it is applied judiciously. 4. Same style over and over As a web designer, you will develop your own style that will become your hallmark. However, the problem with focusing too much on a single style is that it can become repetitive on all the sites you’ve developed. While functionality will often be very similar, on the front end clients don’t want a cookie-cutter site so make each as unique as possible with a focused design. 5. Not optimizing visuals Images account for 60-90 percent of any website’s consumed bandwidth. Although this might not seem like an issue, it is important that unoptimized images will cost your client more in the long run. Site load speed is taken into consideration by search engines and consumers will not be happy if it takes a minute to load a single page of a site! Word count: 387 Draft saved at 11:55:11 am. Toggle panel: AccessPress Twitter Auto Post AccessPress Twitter Auto Post Toggle panel: Post Gallery Post Gallery The image captions will be used as image information on the right side. Create Gallery Toggle panel: Publish Publish Save Draft Preview Status: Draft Edit Edit status Visibility: Public Edit Edit visibility Publish immediately Edit Edit date and time Readability: Needs improvement SEO: Not available Move to TrashPublish Toggle panel: Format Format Post Formats Standard Image Gallery Video Toggle panel: Categories Categories All Categories Most Used Beauty DIY Hair Makeup Nails Skin Celebrity Entertainment Books Movies News Red Carpet TV Fashion Celebs News Shopping Tips Trends Food Goodies Health Fitness Sex Trends Home Decor Living Careers Food & Drink Home Money Tech Travel Wedding News Shop You Need These Goodies Uncategorized + Add New Category Toggle panel: Tags Tags Add New Tag Add Separate tags with commas Choose from the most used tags Toggle panel: Featured Image Featured Image Set featured image Toggle panel: Yoast SEO Yoast SEO Help center Go Premium Content optimization Enter a focus keyword to calculate the SEO score Social Advanced Readability Needs improvement Enter your focus keyword + Add keyword Snippet preview Show information about the snippet editorYou can click on each element in the preview to jump to the Snippet Editor. SEO title preview: | The Lifestyle Insider Slug preview:www.thelifestyleinsider.com/2029/ Meta description preview:Web design evolves faster than ever and it can be hard to cut through the noise and identify what features your site should have, the types of interface you Edit snippet Focus keyword Show information about the focus keywordEnter a focus keyword Analysis Show information about the content analysis Bad SEO scoreNo focus keyword was set for this page. If you do not set a focus keyword, no score can be calculated. Bad SEO scoreNo meta description has been specified. Search engines will display copy from the page instead. Bad SEO scoreNo images appear in this page, consider adding some as appropriate. OK SEO scoreNo links appear in this page, consider adding some as appropriate. OK SEO scoreThe page title is too short. Use the space to add keyword variations or create a compelling call-to-action copy. Good SEO scoreThe text contains 396 words. This is more than or equal to the recommended minimum of 300 words. Toggle panel: Post Settings Post Settings Style Review Settings Video Post Style Which post style would you like to use?Style 1 (Classic)Style 2 (Large Top Image)Style 3 (Center Content - Large Top Image)Style 4 (Center Content - Classic) Thank you for choosing Fuel Themes Version 4.7.1 Link inserted. No results found.
Organic vs. Paid Traffic
Traffic to your website is one of the biggest metrics that businesses and clients keep track of, revealing the statistics behind your audience - who visits your site and what you can know about them. These days, having great content is not enough. Monitoring your traffic can reveal exactly where you should be focusing your marketing efforts Aside from the obvious, what exactly is the difference between organic traffic and paid traffic? Which produces better results and achieves goal completions at a higher rate? Let’s take a look: Let’s take a look: Organic traffic is the categorization of website visits that resulted from UNPAID search queries. They come from search results for certain keyword phrases and so on. Your organic traffic also includes visits that came from social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.Organic traffic is strongly influenced by your SEO strategies and social media marketing efforts. The biggest benefit from relying on organic traffic is that it is free, outside of the time you and your team spend. Also, since you are always aiming for SEO optimization, it helps you maintain a structured Organic traffic is strongly influenced by your SEO strategies and social media marketing efforts. The biggest benefit from relying on organic traffic is that it is free, outside of the time you and your team spend. Also, since you are always aiming for SEO optimization, it helps you maintain a structured website that benefits your customer as well as search engines. Paid traffic, on the other hand, comes from visits arriving at your site as a result of traditional internet advertising or sponsored efforts, such as blog posts on third party sites. Your paid traffic comes from sources including Facebook’s Native Ads, retargeting ads built on Google’s ad platform, and email list sharing (if you’re using any from affiliate partners). The obvious downside to paid traffic is that it will cost you and these costs can quickly add up if you’re using ads on every platform. However, with a little analysis, you can use existing data to identify which platforms will get you the most bang for your buck. Regularly analyzing your monthly budget will help keep costs under control and boost the efficiency of your efforts. Although some are declaring the death of organic traffic, bringing new and existing customers to your site without shelling out for paid advertising is very much possible. The reality for most is a balance between a strategy focused on organic traffic that is supported by paid traffic in the areas and platforms that you know you can get more traffic from once your name is out there.
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