While many of these guidelines can apply to web design in general, they are especially critical to follow when designing your homepage, because the stakes are so high.
Web design can be deceptively difficult, as it involves achieving a design that is both usable and pleasing, delivers information and builds brand, is technically sound and visually coherent. Add to this the fact that many Web designers (myself included) are self-taught, that Web design is still novel enough to be only a side subject in many design institutions, and that the medium changes as frequently as the underlying technology does. So today I’ve put together my 9 principles for good Web design . These are only my opinions and I’ve tried to link off to more reading on subjects so you don’t only hear my voice. Obviously, I have lots of disclaimers: rules are made to be broken, different types of design work differently, and I don’t always live up to my own advice. So please read these as they are intended–just some observations I am sharing…
Summary: The ten most egregious offenses against users.
March 16, 2013
Top 10 Web Design Mistakes