Usability issues aren’t anything new or even surprising when you talk about web sites and web pages. It happens, plain and simple and as unfortunate as it can be.
What are the more common of these usability issues? I’ll go ahead and list down a dozen of them. I’m pretty sure at one point or another, if you have a web page or even if you don’t and just love spending time browsing the web, you have encountered a few of them.
Here are12 Usability Issues websites face:
Confusion-the website have not clearly explain what it is about. You see the text, you read the text and you still aren’t sure what its saying. Or maybe you do know what it’s trying to convey, except the design elements say something different. The page is confusing, you’re confused.
Long wait loading times-due to overuse of large size graphics, add banners and other content within the website. Lots of Web sites are unnecessarily slow to use. Speed problems can be caused by a variety of issues, most of which are within the control of the site designer.
Navigation issue-inconvenience because sites require bizarre software to be installed. Difficult navigation because the navigation controls are hard to find or poorly labelled - or because there are far too many navigation links on the front page. In addition to choosing clear, comprehensible navigation links, it can help to give clear descriptions of each option from the front page.
Poor readability because of inappropriate design.Make sure that everything in your website is readable, clear, concise and with appropriate design.
Unpresentable because of bad graphic design,when a simpler approach within the designer's capabilities would have worked better.
Unpresentable because of inconsistent graphic design.Just like if the design is bad, inconsistent design choices can leave the visitor wondering what the heck is going on and make him click out of the site faster than you can blink.
Complexitybecause the page designer expects users to "learn" the site, rather than using standard conventions.
Inaccessibility because the site was not designed correctly and cannot be viewed by users with disabilities. Remember that your users may have different capability so your website should always be accessible.
Irrelevance-Sites often contain, or prioritize, information which isn't relevant to their users, because the designer (or their company) thought it important.
Non-standard design-If you're tempted to put text on the front page, explaining how to use the site in some way (for example "click the frog icon to hop back up to the top of each page", "you can return to the homepage at any time by right-clicking on the fluffy bunny icon and then dancing around your computer three times ", etc.) then your site is probably not usable enough.
Poor customer interaction.Your site users may encounter difficulties and may need assistance. Make sure that you provide them with contact information.
No informative feedback available.While there are a lot of competitors are working online, make sure that your website provides reviews and testimonials that may help you gain your user’s trust.
Want a better-looking site that keeps visitors glued to their screens? Then your best bet is to check your page for any of the above and then fix it.