Here is a very useful post I found today. 19 mistakes to avoid while designing websites. Although, I am no expert on designing but I have found myself making some of these mistakes then and now.
Some of my favorites from the list are:
- If your website does not work in Firefox, welcome to 2007 DUMBASS.
- If your site needs a search engine for users to find information, it’s time to start over and fire the guy who came up with the site map (and those slick drop downs on your nav)
and most important (for me at least)
- Just because a technology is new, or you just discovered it does not make it suitable to put on a business website, JUST BECAUSE you can. – Absolutely right – I did this with AJAX.