Sometimes the best way to know what to do, is to know what not to do. The Click4Blog has posted plenty on what you should do, but not enough about what to avoid. Here is a link to a blog post that definitely has a few notable examples of what conflicts with a good user experience.
The experience a user has on your websites is directly proportional to the responses you receive. If you want a truly effective site, and you have implemented SEO solutions, keeping the audience’s attention is the next step. The site has to make sense, where do you want the user to go? Where do they need to look? All these important questions to answer, but you have to answer them right. If you want someone to look somewhere, don’t use flashing buttons and icons, guide their eyes. If you don’t know how that works, check out this link:
Should your site have audio? Not unless it starts muted and the visitor can choose to turn it on. Maybe that was the “in” style 8 years ago, but now many people will instantly close your site window from this web design faux pas. Paying special attention to what you should and should not do on your website pays off. This fact is constant for every element, even fonts and color choice.
You can also check out another one of our blog posts about the importance of web design to your business. Let us know what your absolute red flags for websites you visit.