The internet is a big place, and there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Here are 5 web design myths that you should ignore:
Myth 1: Everyone uses the same browser.
Truth: While it’s true that most people use either Firefox or Chrome as their default browser, it doesn’t mean they’ll be using the same version of it that you tested your site on. In fact, the majority of users have already upgraded to the latest version! Make sure your website design is built in a way that it is compatible with the most commonly used browsers.
Myth 2: All phones are created equal.
Truth: It’s important to test your website design on mobile devices! While some mobile browsers are better than others for viewing websites, all phones have different screen sizes and resolutions (and this can change from model to model). So make sure you take into account how your site looks on different types of phones when designing it.
Myth 3: The user always knows what they want from the start.
Truth: Users don’t always know exactly what they want from a website when they arrive at one—they might just be looking for directions somewhere or information about something specific (like a product or service). So instead of assuming that users will immediately know what they need from your site, try offering them some options at first.
Myth 4: You should use a lot of graphics in your designs.
Truth: Graphics are great, but they aren’t always necessary for communicating an idea clearly or effectively. Sometimes words do the trick just fine! Even the best graphics should be used judiciously to the extent that they complement the message you’re trying to put across.
Myth 5: Mobile first design means “mobile only.”
Truth: That’s not what mobile-first means at all! Mobile-first is about building your website as if mobile were the primary device for accessing it by default. The idea behind mobile first design is that you should start designing for smaller screens first, then move on to larger ones afterward. This is supposed to make it easier for users to navigate your site on their mobile devices. But the fact is that most people don’t design their sites this way—they just include some basic CSS code in their HTML templates so that everything looks okay on smaller devices as well as large ones.
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