5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make When Adding Images to Your Website

5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make When Adding Images to Your Website

Small visual issues can add up to a general perception that your business does not care or does not know how to make quality products. A fair minded person might recognize that you can be really good at your craft and just not very good with computers, but most people are going to subconsciously judge your product or service based on the quality of your site.

1. Misaligned Images

Misaligned pictures
Misaligned images look tacky and unprofessional

You do not want misaligned images because they not only look bad, but they make it seem like you don’t know what you are doing. It ruins the professional looks of your website.

2. Ads or other “widgets” overlapping text

I hate this more than anything. When I have to scroll just right or close the add or map widget in order to see what it is you have to say or sell, it is very frustrating. I most likely will leave your site for this problem.

3. Missing images

If you have missing images, my suggestion would be to remove them, or fix the problem quickly. a big white space in the middle of your website… is well… not exactly good-looking. And everyone will think you don’t care about your website enough to fix your image problem.

4. Bad pictures (bad lighting, bad resolution, irrelevant)

I don’t think I have to say much on this one. If you are talking about dogs, and you have a picture of a dumbbell, or you have low quality images (eg. bad lighting, or resolution) it isn’t going to give a good first impression.

5. No Favicon

Any professional website will have a favicon. Your user will assume your website is broken if you are missing a favicon, and they may even think that you need to take better care of your website. It’s almost as bad as a store with no sign.