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These Myths About Web Design Are Actually Terrible Ideas

It’s not uncommon for inexperienced designers to make mistakes early in their careers. You may have to follow what people tell you until your own learning curve shows you what really works and what doesn’t. Most designers who trust their instincts tend to find that many common design “tricks” are actually myths. Here are some of the most widespread examples…

Making your home page the priority

Home pages don’t serve the same function they used to. Originally they served as an introduction to a website and a means of navigating to the specific page you wanted to find. Today, people don’t need to be told how to use the internet, they just want to reach the product, service or content being offered. Consistent navigation menus and individual pages ranked on search engines often allow people to bypass the home page altogether. Pages where people actually convert or consume content should be the top focus.