Web design is an art and a science, but it’s also a playground where creativity meets practicality.

Avoid these seven deadly sins in your website design, and you’ll create a site that’s not only beautiful but also functional and user-friendly.

If all else fails, just remember: Comic Sans is always a sin. Happy designing!

1. Gluttony: The Feast of Fonts

Imagine a website where every paragraph is a different font, a typographic buffet where your eyes can’t decide whether they’re at a circus or a ransom note.

Yes, we get it—you love fonts. But much like a buffet, moderation is key.

Stick to a couple of complementary typefaces and spare your visitors the ocular indigestion.

2. GREED: aD oVERLOAD

Your website isn’t Times Square. When visitors land on your page, they shouldn’t feel like they’ve been hit with a barrage of pop-ups, banners, and autoplay videos. Overloading your site with ads might earn you a few pennies, but it will cost you in terms of visitor trust and patience.

Remember, greed isn’t good when it comes to user experience.

3. SLOTH: THE ABANDONED UPDATE

Neglecting updates on your site is like leaving Christmas decorations up in July—it’s a sign of sloth.

Keep your content fresh and your design current, lest your visitors think you’ve taken a very long nap.

4. WRATH: THE ERROR 404 PAGE

Nothing stirs wrath like a broken link. Visitors click with hopeful anticipation only to be met with the dreaded “404 Page Not Found.” It’s like promising cake and delivering crumbs.

Regularly check for broken links and redirect them with care. Your users will thank you, and so will your karma.

5. ENVY: THE OVER-ANIMATED ENIGMA

You’ve seen those slick animations on award-winning sites and now you want in on the action. But when every button twirls, every image bounces, and every scroll triggers a fireworks display, it’s less “cutting-edge” and more “motion sickness.”

Use animations sparingly and with purpose—your users’ stomachs will thank you.

6. pride: the mobile unfriendly monstrosity

In your quest for desktop perfection, you’ve ignored the mobile experience. Visitors pinching and zooming to navigate your site are not admiring your design—they’re cursing it.

A responsive design isn’t just a nice-to-have; it’s essential. Remember, pride comes before a fall…especially in mobile SEO rankings.

7. lust: the flashy facade

Yes, Flash animations were cool—in 2005. If your site still relies on Flash, you’re stuck in a bygone era. Modern web standards favor HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

Let go of your lust for the old ways and embrace the new! Your site’s compatibility and load times will improve, and so will your visitors’ smiles.

 

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