5 Ways To Lose Customers
with Bad Website Design
Linda Lee, askmepc-webdesign.com
Flash elements and flash "splash" pages
that take too long to long to
Some people have their browsers set to block everything that potentially
may contain dangerous scripts, and that may include flash elements on your site.
Here is a sample of what a flash
website will display like when browsers are
blocking your flash.
Site with blocked
Site as it looks with flash displayed.
- Walking, talking images of a person that start talking as soon as a
visitor opens the web page, like this.
Most people do not like this. Do you?
- Sound. Most user do not like automatically generated music or sounds on a
People find this annoying and distracting.
Have a player control, so they can turn it on or off if they are interested.
See a great example of a very bad website here.
- Pop up ads. Most people use pop up blocker now, so why upset your
I am not even going to show an example of this. We all know what this looks like!
- Huge images that take forever to load.
Fact: The average time a user will wait for a page to load
before leaving is 4 seconds.
Don't lose your customers over bad design or things on your site that don't help
present your message. Keep it simple, clean and easy to use.
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