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5 Website Design Elements That Make Your Site Look Old School by Allan Joseph





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5 Website Design Elements That Make Your Site Look Old School


 
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In this era of innovation, it has become essential to stay updated with the latest trends when it comes to website design. There’s a set of mistakes which companies are doing that makes their site look ‘outdated’. Let's identify them and shed some light on each!

1. Using Stock Photography A pro website doesn’t opt for images pulled from Getty images and iStock. The impression you exert using such images is not that positive. With this, you’re putting your credibility at stake, in fact, straight throw it out of the window. Get something that builds credibility and trust, forget about stock photography, and employ something advanced. Ensure you have hands on custom or pro looking pictures, and that is essential to make your website look unique.

2. Animation Any sort of animation is old school now. Earlier in the last decade, it was then considered as the coolest thing to have on your website, but the trend is long gone. If you’re planning to embed some animated GIFs and a long animated intro, drop it very instance. At this time, where the technology has jumped to another level, that just doesn’t cut it. Static web page is what makes people comfortable with your website today. However, if you want an animation badly, ensure it serves your purpose well.

3. Splash Pages Earlier, splash pages use to keep visitor engaged in the website while it takes time in loading. Trust me, the loading time of websites before was no less than forever! So, splash pages having branding made us to serve the duty of keeping a visitor entertained meanwhile. But, do we need it today? Can we stay on the website that takes more than 5 seconds to load? No we don’t, hence a splash page will seem like an additional step to get us through, and we cannot tolerate that! Therefore, it’s better to cut them out and say no to splash pages.

4. Outdated Fonts and Colour Scheme Simplicity is everything these days, so maybe it's time to knock off your outdated fonts and shocking colour schemes which no longer appeal today’s users. MySpace page of 1999 is not what you want your website to look like. Black background has been eliminated by clean, fresh, white backgrounds. A few years ago, Comic Sans pink font on the background was a way to go, but if you’re still stuck with the same thing, it’s time for you to update your website, as well as your perception.

5. Over Designing Your designer might be capable of creating anything, and has a set of skills to implement a lot of elements on your website, but it doesn’t mean you have to. Decide what you want, what things you will limit yourself to, and then start working on them. In the 21st century, it’s all about keeping things simple and clean, the tacky websites with tons of things dancing all over the site is no longer preferred.

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