9 common usability mistakes – Smashing Magazine

Looking to make your Web site visually appealing for your viewers? Smashing magazine offers a nice article titled “9 Common Usability Mistakes in Web Design.”

Click through to read their 9 common mistakes:

1. Tiny clickable areas
2. Pagination used for the wrong purpose
3. Duplicate page titles
4. Content that is difficult to scan
5. No way to get in touch
6. No way to search
7. Too much functionality that requires registration
8. Old permalinks pointing nowhere
9. Long registration forms


Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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