Web Design on 32% of sites has design flaws
Janco reviewed 1,045 major sites and found that 32% (335 out of 1,045) of them had at least one of these top 10 flaws.
- Look and feel is not consistent across devices – Pages were designed for a desktop and have not been adapted to meet the requirements’ of SmartPhones and tablets
- CSS style sheets lacking – Style and formatting information is contained within the body of the pages. For example the font sizes may be good for a desktop but without the proper use of css styles it is too small in smaller displays.
- Images are not scalable – Images are of a fixed size, as the device changes the image do not in proportion to the page resulting in pages that are difficult to view on the smaller screens if SmartPhones
- Pages have too much content and are too busy – Page content often is not focused and tries to cover too many “bases”
- Pages take too long to load – Pages have not been optimized to improve load times
- Text is too small – The text is too small and when the page is magnified on the smaller display the user has to scroll in order to view the page
- Layouts do not adjust according to device the pages are viewed on – On multi-column pages, on smaller devices, the layout is not adjusted to show one column at at time.
- Images do not have alternative text – If images do not load quickly no alternate text displays.
- Adobe Flash is used and non function on Apple devices – Apple’s Safari does not support Flash so this content cannot be viewed on iPads and iPhones
- Menuing systems are not conducive to variable size devices - Long horizontal menus do not display well on smaller screens and vertical menus in multi-column pages do not work well.