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Building with Assurance: Solving the 5 Most Common Website Design Problems

Nsovo Shimange | 26 June 2024

Building a website is an exciting journey, but it's not without its challenges. From technical glitches to user experience issues, there's a lot to navigate. Whether you're dealing with performance concerns, integration complexities, or project management hurdles, having a strategy to address these problems is crucial. 

In this post, we'll walk you through some of the most common website challenges and provide practical solutions to overcome them. Let's dive into these key areas and find out how to tackle them effectively.


Overcoming Technical Challenges with Image Optimisation and Widget Integration

One of the most common technical challenges in website design is balancing high-quality visuals with fast page speed. Clients often want feature-rich websites that don't sacrifice performance. To address this, we use image optimisation techniques such as image compression and lazy loading to ensure quick loading times without compromising on quality. 

Complex widgets like price calculators and other self-selection tools can also be tricky. These tools often involve complex logic that requires custom UX/UI and development to solve. More often it requires some form of integration to surface data from an external system or from HubSpot itself. To manage this, we work closely with clients to understand their needs and develop custom solutions that meet their specifications while maintaining usability and performance.

Technical Challenges

Enhancing User Experience (UX) with Seamless Design and Navigation 

Creating a seamless user experience is vital for any website, but it comes with its own set of challenges. One common issue is managing multiple user journeys, especially for businesses that cater to both B2B and B2C audiences. To ensure a cohesive experience, we design flexible user flows that cater to different needs while maintaining a unified look and feel. Each business often has its own unique journeys and audiences to consider, and we take special care in understanding the needs of your users through user research, SEO data analysis and stakeholder collaboration.

Complex navigation can also hinder user experience, particularly for larger websites with multiple layers of hierarchy. Implementing features such as mega menus and breadcrumb navigation helps users find their way around the site more easily, improving overall usability. 

Website architecture is another crucial aspect of UX. When a site’s content and visual elements are too busy, it can be overwhelming for users. By employing a clear and intentional visual hierarchy, we’re able to guide users' eyes to the most important content, enhancing their experience and engagement.

UX Issues

The Technical Challenge of Balancing Performance vs Creativity and Customisation 

Optimising for SEO and performance is essential to ensure your website ranks well on search engines and provides a fast user experience. We use a combination of testing platforms and tools like Google PageSpeed Insights, SEMrush, and Google Search Console to identify and address performance issues. 

Continuous monitoring and improvement are key to maintaining a healthy website. Regular updates and maintenance help keep the site running smoothly and efficiently. Additionally, running effective QA procedures ensures that bugs and issues are caught early in the development lifecycle, preventing them from affecting the live site.


Ensuring Robust Security in Website Development 

Security is a top priority in website development. One of the main challenges is ensuring robust protection against potential threats. With HubSpot Content Hub, security is managed by HubSpot, providing a reliable and robust security service. 

All integrations should be performed over HTTPS to achieve secure data transmission. Additionally, the continuous monitoring of any suspicious activity helps detect and address security threats promptly, keeping your website and its users safe.

Security concerns

Staying on Track with Effective Project Management and Timelines 

Managing project timelines and client expectations is crucial to avoid delays, frustrations and to ensure successful delivery. Building an MVP first helps focus on the core needs of the business, allowing for future enhancements and optimisations. 

Implementing a robust project management methodology like SCRUM facilitates effective and timely communication between stakeholders and ensures projected delivery times are met. Regular check-ins, clear milestones, and agile practices keep the project on track and allow it to adapt to any changes smoothly.

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Tackling common website challenges requires a strategic and proactive approach. By addressing these issues systematically, you can create a website that is functional, engaging, and secure. 

If you're facing any of these challenges or need expert assistance to ensure your website project is a success, don't hesitate to reach out. Book a call with us today and let's discuss how we can help you overcome these hurdles and achieve your website goals. 


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