A growing list of helpful tips for website owners.

June 18, 2016

Dear website owner, don’t call yourself “Human” in your biography. What else should you be?!

May 23, 2016

Dear website owner, don’t use a dark font on a dark background. Otherwise this might have a negative effect on your visitors’ readability.

April 11, 2016

Dear website owner, don’t use a light font on a light background. Otherwise this might have a negative effect on your visitors’ readability.

March 24, 2016

Dear website owner, don’t forget to test a QR code that you generated.

March 16, 2016

Dear website owner, always put the URL next to a QR code. Your visitors might not have a QR code scanner.

March 8, 2016

Dear website owner, make the loading animation as short as possible. Otherwise your visitors might leave your website before they see it.

February 11, 2016

Dear website owner, if your visitors have to confirm their age, make sure they aren’t disadvantaged because of their high age.

February 8, 2016

Dear website owner, if you offer your content in more than one language, make sure that your website works in every language.

February 1, 2016

Dear website owner, your visitors might get confused if they have to rotate their devices to see your website.

January 27, 2016

Dear website owner, if your visitors see a message that they have to use another device to see your website, they might never come back.

January 24, 2016

Dear website owner, make sure that your menu/hamburger icon doesn’t overlap with your logo in smaller screen resolutions.

January 19, 2016

Dear website owner, if you have a separate mobile website, don’t name the link to your full website “Visit the WWW version”.

January 13, 2016

Dear website owner, there’s no such thing as mobile internet. There’s only the one thing called internet.

January 10, 2016

Dear website owner, you should avoid using Adobe Flash. Your visitors that use iOS and many other visitors will thank you.

January 7, 2016

Dear website owner, don’t put too many award badges on your website. It might let your website look cheap and irritate your visitors.

January 5, 2016

Dear website owner, don’t forget to adjust your font sizes and paragraph widths if you have a full-width responsive website.

December 29, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t forget to optimize your graphics for high definition screens.

December 23, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t forget to do enough research before you start a new website/service/product.

December 20, 2015

Dear website owner, if you have a huge logo, don’t forget to adjust it for smaller screen resolutions.

December 16, 2015

Dear website owner, either make your icons big enough or leave enough space between them.

December 14, 2015

Dear website owner, a fixed info box might reduce the field of view. Give your visitors the chance to close it.

December 10, 2015

Dear website owner, tell your visitors what your website is about and not what it’s not.

December 9, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t make the height of your fixed navigation too big on smaller devices. Your visitors want to see your content.

December 7, 2015

Dear website owner, make your navigation links as short and meaningful as possible.

December 5, 2015

Dear website owner, if you have a fixed navigation, make sure it stands out once your visitors start scrolling.

December 3, 2015

Dear website owner, always have your content proofread. Too many spelling and grammatical errors make you look unprofessional.

December 1, 2015

Dear website owner, develop a content strategy before you launch a new website.

November 29, 2015

Dear website owner, if your design is responsive, let content determine breakpoints and not devices or resolutions.

November 27, 2015

Dear website owner, if you want your visitors to read your content, don’t use a distracting background pattern/video.

November 24, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t forget to optimize your website for search engines.

November 21, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t forget to check if your menu/hamburger icon works.

November 20, 2015

Dear website owner, remember that a Twitter username can be only 15 characters long.

November 18, 2015

Dear website owner, try to adjust the font sizes to smaller screen resolutions. Otherwise your visitors might need longer to scroll.

November 13, 2015

Dear website owner, it doesn’t make much sense to show your latest tweets when your Twitter profile is private.

November 11, 2015

Dear website owner, make a button fully clickable and not only the text inside of it. It will save your visitors additional clicking time.

November 9, 2015

Dear website owner, make sure your website is self-explanatory. If you have to explain it, it’s not done right.

November 8, 2015

Dear website owner, in case you use endless repeating content, don’t forget to fix your footer. Otherwise your visitors will never reach it.

November 6, 2015

Dear website owner, add a “load more” button somewhere if you use infinite scrolling. Otherwise your visitors might never reach the footer.

November 4, 2015

Dear website owner, if your website isn’t for children, then don’t use the typeface Comic Sans MS.

November 2, 2015

Dear website owner, always mark a link as a link. Otherwise your visitors might not be able to tell a link apart from text.

October 30, 2015

Dear website owner, if you want to show your work on your website, don’t hide the link to your work behind a non-meaningful icon/name.

October 27, 2015

Dear website owner, pay attention to the size of your social media icons and don’t make them ant-sized.

October 26, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t let an agency charge you extra money for a responsive website design.

October 24, 2015

Dear website owner, if you use a CMS or web service, change its basic favicon to a favicon that better fits your website.

October 22, 2015

Dear website owner, do your visitors a favor and try not to hijack scrolling. You don’t want to drive them crazy.

October 20, 2015

Dear website owner, in the brackets you can see the correct notation of an apostrophe (’) and quotation marks (“…”).

October 18, 2015

Dear website owner, if you consider showing a popup, do it once. Otherwise your visitors might get bugged and leave immediately.

October 16, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t offer Responsive Web Design when your website isn’t responsive. Your visitors might find you unreliable.

October 15, 2015

Dear website owner, try to optimize your website design and content for as many screen resolutions as possible.

October 13, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t write all your content in capital letters. Your visitors want to be able to read your content.

October 12, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t offer your text content as graphics. Search engines will thank you.

October 9, 2015

Dear website owner, use as few font colors as possible. Otherwise your visitors might not know what to look at first.

October 8, 2015

Dear website owner, use as few typefaces as possible. Otherwise your visitors might be confused what to read first.

October 7, 2015

Dear website owner, it’s called “legal notice” or “site notice” but not “imprint”.

October 5, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t use automatically starting music. Your visitors might never come back.

October 3, 2015

Dear website owner, don’t place more than one hamburger icon in your header. You might confuse your visitors.

October 2, 2015

Dear website owner, it doesn’t make much sense to show your latest Instagram photos when your Instagram profile is private.

October 1, 2015

Dear website owner, try to avoid using very, very tiny fonts. Your visitors don’t want to get the feeling that they need glasses.