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    Website Mistakes

    Hi,

    Let's discuss some mistakes many people make(so that we can benefit and not make the same mistakes).

    Two Common Mistakes I Find:

    Browser Incompatibility- I can understand if the site is not 100% valid, but sometimes things like the float error is IE just mess things up badly.

    No Contact Form- Most people do not have contact forms and they even forget to leave an email id.
    What mistakes do you hate?

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    I think browser thingy is not a big deal (if we are talking about not getting it to work in IE6 :P. but if a website works in all IEs but no other browser I'll kick the shit out of the developer).

    Another mistake: thinking you can design a website even while not being a designer.

    No contact or / and about page is fucked up to. Most new sites I visit and don't really show what they do / are / want, I want to visit their about page first and read the goals of the site. If that isn't available I most likely end up still not knowing what the site is about and leaving and never coming back. It's sad but true... On the other hand, if the site just shows what it does with it's content, I stick around faster.

    those are my 2 cents...

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    yes i also hate if there is no contact form. I'm ever join into one contest, and i find there is other participant cheating, i wanna report it but there is no contact form.

    About browser compability, it's rarely happen to me

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    No branding is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. You need to CUSTOMIZE if you go for a free template, or hire a designer. At least get a nice logo made up or something.

    Contact information is definitely a must. At the minimum, you need name and email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farrhad A View Post
    Hi,

    Let's discuss some mistakes many people make(so that we can benefit and not make the same mistakes).

    Two Common Mistakes I Find:



    What mistakes do you hate?

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    Somestimes, when people leave email addresses, they make it a mailto link. It is one of the most common mistakes bloggers make. There is even a post about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaya View Post
    Another mistake: thinking you can design a website even while not being a designer.
    So, when you designed your first website, you didn't think it was amazing? I know I thought mine was.

    Just because somebody might not be as good as you are, doesn't make them any less of a designer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    So, when you designed your first website, you didn't think it was amazing?
    Nope. I knew I was an amateur and it looked like crap compared to what already was on the web. Oh and back then sites didn't look as fancy :P
    But the punchline is: you know it isn't good looking. it might be the best you can do and you can be very proud of it. but this, you are no prof designer

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    another design problem again? even we're already know by read some literature on internet, that design is not a problem? All important thing is content.

    But in case you make design-related site, yes, design is important.

    Another mistake from me : no detailed FAQ
    I find some site, which have no detailed FAQ. The site is member system, and run some program in way making money. So, detail FAQ is definitely needed, right? When there is no detail FAQ, don't blame user when their do mistake.

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    hmm, how do we check browsers' compatibility? can we change it or something?
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    The BIGGEST maistake, is to have those anoying mouse effects. I know what time it is, I dont need it to follow my mouse trail.
    The good thing is most sites dont do this anymore
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