5 Web Design Myths that you should avoid.

10 December 2017

Professionals in almost every industry believe on some false assumptions that are mostly based on things they hear from others. It`s easier to believe on such myths when we don’t have any personal experience related to it.The field of web design and development is full of such myths where people believe on many such things that are otherwise not based on the facts.

This blog is based on many such myths that when believed can be disastrous for your web design.

  • The Homepage is the most important Page.

People for a long time believed that the homepage was the most important page for a website.  In past, the homepage has the way to find and access the content on all other pages. It was kind of directory from where users were directed to other pages.However, it`s no longer the case the way users access and find web pages has changed a lot in last few years. Most of the visitors often directly land to product/service pages from a search engine or any other links that are shared on social media.

Today homepage serves as pages that lead users to content for example many websites that are updated occasionally show most recent stories on the home page.You may find plenty of web designs for homepages that are available for use however you must remember one thing that homepage is not that important as it was used to be.

  • Navigation choices should be limited.

The theory of “George Miller” according to which human mind can only keep track of 7 plus or minus 2 bit of information at a time is in fact related to human cognitive condition for short-term memory.  However, this somehow gets into web design where it is largely held believe that web designs should have limited number of navigational choices. There is a research where having a large number of choice affects the sales. Although the research results may be applicable to the products but may not be equally correct of navigation choices. In reality, you can have large navigation in your website.

  • No more than 3 clicks to reach required content.

Many web designers believe that no content or web page should be more than 3 clicks away. Perhaps that is further reduced to two clicks for the mobile users. However, the reality is different as many of research studies have indicated that users don’t actually care much about the number of clicks that they have to make while accessing the required content. Therefore, the chances that your user will get annoyed due to more than three clicks are not based on fact. What website visitors care is accessing and getting information whatever does it takes.

  • Distracted Mobile Users.

When anyone discusses mobile devices and responsive web design it is mentioned that the mobile phone users are always on the go and don’t have much attention toward details.  But in reality exists distraction exists everywhere, for example, users will be watching TV or doing many other types of work while using a mobile phone that’s infect part of life. Just because users are also doing some things else will not distract them from your website.

Customers know what they want.

Many people think its users or customers will clearly tell you what they want, but in reality, it’s not the fact. Many reasons make it difficult for them to elaborate and describe. People don’t clearly understand the factors that influence their perception and behavior.  As a designer listing to your customer blindly may be disastrous, because people talk from a different perspective that they see as the solution of their problem. It might not be wise to get to know what customers want directly as they may not be able to tell exactly what’s needed. However, you should always work with them to provide a solution to their problem.


Latest Posts

  • web_access_web_design_dubai

    5 Simple Ways to Improve Website Accessibility.

    09 August 2018

    Website development projects require lot of resources. These are focused on many things like Content…

  • web design trends, web design dubai,

    Web Design Trends That Will Become Obsolete In 2020.

    06 August 2018

    Every industry is driven by some trends that are influenced by different elements. This is…

  • Google cloud build announced

    Google Cloud Build – A New Continuous Integration & Delivery Platform

    26 July 2018

    Google Cloud Next 18 day 1 has concluded with various announcements that were sure to…

  • Payment_Gatway_Ecommerece_Web design_ Dubai

    How to Choose Payment Gateway for your E-commerce Website?

    22 July 2018

    As E-Commerce industry growing and the use of smart phone is on the rise, customers…

  • visual_search-works-ecommerece-webdesign -dubai

    How AI based Visual Search Will Revolutionize Online Shopping?

    19 July 2018

    Just recall, the last time you made a purchase. It pretty much sure it was…

  • website-security corporate web design dubai

    5 Ways to Increase Website Security without Compromising Usability

    16 July 2018

    Setting up corporate website or ecommerce web portal design requires considerable amount of time, energy…

  • increase website engagement_Website design dubai

    5 ways to increase website visitors engagement.

    11 July 2018

    The purpose of every website is sell products or services to the target market. This…

  • Google_xml_sitemap_webdesign_web_Design_Dubai

    How and why you should Add XML sitemap to your web design?

    03 July 2018

    You are reading this because either you have interest in webdesign or own a website…

  • website_credibility_webdesign-dubai

    How to improve Credibility of your website?

    01 July 2018

    On line success is not possible without winning the trust of customers. As your business…

Trending Updates

Website development projects require lot of resources. These are focused…

Read More
web design trends, web design dubai,

Every industry is driven by some trends that are influenced…

Read More
Social Channels


  • I contacted Whitehats through their website and was immediately served by a customer service agent. I briefly explained my concern and gave my contact details. The same day in the afternoon I was contacted by an IT engineer and we scheduled a date for a visit to my apartment. Upon arrival the next day the engineer was polite, professional and confident and got the job done in an appropriate manner. I’m very satisfied with the service provided by Whitehats and plan to contact them in case of any future services. Therefore I would also recommend them for any IT related services.

    Saba Elahi

  • Whitehats cooperation with us has been indispensible, wherever we faced problems they were very fast in assessing and rectifying the things. Their continuous support has given us immense confidence for smooth functioning. During our office premises shifting, great efforts and support from you, we were able to start operations at the new premises without any downtime. They are like 24*7 support for us.Sachin Kansal | Manager (Compliance) and MLRO,

    State Bank of India

  • Professional, Quick response, Excellent service, Dedicated team! All you need in a great business and Whitehats provides it!Didier Sloukgi | Finance & Admin. Manager


  • We have been dealing with Whitehats for more than 3 years and we are very happy with their service!! I can call them anytime :) if we have problems.Tina Tejones | Accountant General


  • I have known White Hats for the past four years now. They are very reliable IT Company efficient in their work and you could have them at your beck and call anytime. Besides their staff are very co-operative and accommodatingRenate Fernandes | Office Manager