Web International Awards

payday loan

18

FEB 2010 1

Get rid of unused elements in your designs

Webia's old header with the unused, non-functioning slider

Just in case you didn't realize, a couple of days ago I have removed the unused header here on Web International Awards. When the blog got redesigned last year in March, that header was planned to hold huge thumbnails — if huge thumbnails is correct. However, things took off and I didn't have time to finish the header and really implement post thumbnails for the most popular articles that we've published.

Finally, I got some spare minutes, and I completely removed that ugly header and awful message it contained. The reason why I am giving this advice is that soon after the unused header was removed, the number of pages/visit improved with around 20%, and that can't be just a simple coincidence.

Webia's new header with the unused, non-functioning slider removed

Therefor, be careful to keep the main content of your sites as high as possible. Perhaps if I fully developed the features of the header it would have resulted in better traffic towards older articles, but I think it is more important to keep new visitors as long as possible on current articles.

If you enjoyed this article you can stay updated to new content via our RSS feed or by email.

Further reading

Published on Thursday, February 18th, 2010 at 1:00 pm in design, layout, usability.

About Bogdan Pop

Bogdan Pop is a young Romanian entrepreneur who runs WebRaptor. He is a web developer with awesome design skills, who enjoys writing about everyday's work and usability. He relaxes by taking photos every once in a while and by mixing french electronic music. Connect with him via Twitter.
 
  1. Improving UIs by hiding unused elements says: April 15th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    […] 1. Get rid of unused elements in your designs […]





Save time next time! You won't have to fill out all these fields again. Register in just a few clicks and then login.


If you do not have a username, you can register in just a few clicks.