Its becoming a norm that websites today are being designed
by designers and are than being developed by the developers. This is a good
norm, and I think it should continue but are these websites that are designed
by the designers up to the mark?
Most of the websites that are designed by designers are
designed through freelancing websites. Well, I do not have a problem with this
website nor with the designers who design these websites. However, from my own
experience I can make analyses. A good way to put my analyses in your mind is
by telling you a simple story.
Revise my design please!
When jobs are published on the freelancing websites, most of
the jobs are given to the lowest bidders. Most of the lowest bidders do not
have adequate knowledge of the design so the main problem arises when they
design the website.
Well, according to them, the website is perfect and they have
followed the www.awwards.com websites todesign that website. However, what they lack is that every type of website is
different. Some websites are for sales purpose, other are blogs and need to be
treated in that way while others are ecommerce websites.
What happens here is that most of the designs that are for
portfolio websites are applied to that website that is for content. In
addition, in result the websites usability decreases.
Than the developer develops that website in the manner that
website was designed. That also decreases the website usability. And the end
result is, the websites look awesome in the sense of the design, but in senseof the content they lose.
What can website usability do for your website?
Website usability of your website can help in a great way. Either
a quality assurance tester or the person who is assigned the job of testing
checks the website usability. If the website is clearly made with content in
the right place and is presented in the right way. People will spend more time
on the website. However, if the website is not made in that way and is
ambiguous than users will not spend their time and the bounce rate of the
website will rise.
KISS (Keep it simple Stupid):
However, for normal websites, a usability tester is not
needed. Because a good website designer or developer who has adequate knowledge
of the human behavior. He can easily makes a website in the best way possible
by following the principle Keep it simple Stupid (KISS).