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What if i said that the design pattern that you are currently following for your website is just …… bad. It will dishearten you a bit.

By what if i tell tell you that the your design is not just bad , but it is more of a termite which is eating up your website.
Yeah.. this is the truth!
In this blog we will discuss some of the very pernicious design mistakes which designers commit while designing a responsive web design.

Ignoring the navigation


One of the most common mistake that I have noticed on all the sites is they do provide a very good responsive experience on the page opened presently but they fail to render a streamline navigation which means when user moves from one page to the other. This is also because they are in a habit of rendering desktop navigation to the websites. This is one of the biggest mistake due to which the complete sense of designing a responsive website is robbed. In order to overcome this issue developers can start the development by opting for mobile first approach.
Developers must commence with building a unique navigational flow for each device such as smartphones, tablets, phablets and laptops and as this will be device specific and thus tend to render a much user friendly experience on all the devices.

Not Considering The Touch Screen Experience

Touch Screen

As now touch screen has become the middle name of the phones available nowadays in the market, thus considering the user experience from this perspective becomes a vital need for success.
By touch friendly I mean that if suppose the user has to zoom to check something on the user list and if he has to do it quite often, then he might get irritated and will probably exit from the website very soon. The ideal size of a touch navigation is 40 pixel by 40 pixels as this enables the users to work without any hassle and error.

Speed is not of mere importance


Speed is one of the most crucial factors in providing a streamline user experience. As most of the users are accustomed to view the websites at a good speed Internet connection and they need the same when it comes to mobile devices. While designing a responsive web site the designer must keep in mind that there are numerous devices of varying sizes and orientations and moreover there is also a variation among the connections such as some might be using 2G and some of them 3G.
There are numerous speed analysis tools available for free online. Using these tools you can get to know the speed of your website. Moreover, it is not necessary that your website maintains a same speed on all the mobile devices.
There are numerous technique such as optimizing graphics and media, using clean and organized code, using third party script libraries which the developers can use to lower down the loading time of a webpage.

Creating A Weak Mobile UX

Mobile UX

Many a designer thinks that creating a responsive web design is all about shrinking the very content which is designed for a desktop website. This is a big no no as you have a very limited space to work in. This is the reason due to which you need to develop a proper navigational flow for each of the devices which suffices the limited space of mobile devices.
In order to display more in this restricted area you can use Dropdown menu in lieu of navigation bars.
Errors are inevitable be it any kind of development and similarly with responsive web development as well. But by the sheer sense of understanding and expertise to make sure you avoid all of them and provide a perfect responsive web development.
Responsive web design is one of the most cost effective ways to make a mark of your online business as now you do not get traffic from one type of device users. Wherein a wide expanse of user using a variety of devices now can access your website and as the source of exposure doubles so it the conversion rate. Though these are very basic things, but developers and designers tend to forget them in the wake of serious issues. In this article we have discussed those mistakes which every responsive designer or developers must not overlook.

Ambushing the content in the wake of achieving optimality


There is always a very serious contention in the answer of what is an optimal responsive design. In the wake of achieving optimality sometimes designers tend to hide some important content or piece of information from a webpage. Rearrange the picture and make sure that the content is not ambushed behind the pictures.
You can use the navigational links to take the users to the contents they might be interested in reading. A written piece of content on a website will be downloaded even if you hide it under a CSS. This is why you must not hide it behind for a certain specific device.