What sticks out

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  1. Kimla

    Kimla United States Member

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    When browsing a website, what sticks out to you? Is is the design of the website, how easy it is to navigate, or even how many tabs the site has?
     
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    I look for ease of navigation. Don't care what the photos and "moving parts" look like. If I cannot find the link I want, the other stuff is of no value.
     
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    The design and/or layout is likely to be the first thing to strike a visitor to a website but for me, navigation is key. I have to easily find what I want in the shortest time possible.
     
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    I agree with the points above, but I'd like to add that I get easily frustrated with sites that hang up due to an unresponsive script or some other issue. I also want pages to load quickly and having a ton of pictures slows things down.
     
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    The particular design is what strikes me first but of what use is this if I cannot quickly find what I want with ease? What's important is if the site is user-friendly irrespective of the number of tabs it may have.
     
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    A lot of people like when they can just go into a site and find what they are looking for and be done with it, so I understand what you're saying.
     
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    Dibon, you are right about the layout and the navigation. Getting things done quickly is what a lot of people want., so easy navigation is a great thing to have.
     
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    Unresponsive scripts are almost worse than a bad design for me, but bad designs barely edge them out on the list of things that I dislike.
     
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    Yes, I agree that an amazing design is what catches the eye first, but it sucks when there's a great website design but it's hard to navigate the site.
     
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    These guys are absolutely correct. Navigation is key. Make the navigation buttons catch the user's eye and that coupled with some really good content will keep a user on your site. The longer they stay, the more likely they are to buy.
     
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    True @Anayaa because what's the point of having a site that's responsive but with no good content at all? In a way, I think that a combination of the major points highlighted above will make a website very user-friendly.
     
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    Have you ever been to a website that had an ease of navigation but was unresponsive as well? I believe that there's a lot that goes into ensuring that a website is functioning properly. Gone are the days when people would only focus on the design.
     
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    I have ran across this too many times to count. It especially sucks when the website has a great design and you were looking forward to going through it, but half of the pages don't work.
     
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    Worse still, there are sites that have been and continue to be that way for a long time. There's no point of designing a great website but having no follow-up mechanism of ensuring that it works well.