Mobile Design Elements to Ditch this 2019 (Part 2)

If you try design elements in a small screen, there’s a chance that your web visitors will find it extremely annoying. With mobile, your space has shrunk and you need to say goodbye to some web design elements. If you continue to fit everything in one page, it would require a lot of time for scrolling alone.

Website on a Mobile Phone

However, when you try to reduce, you are improving your website’s conversion rates, better user experience, and sleeker design. So, it’s time to remove these elements on your mobile site.


    • Yes, even sites use sticky notes. Like actual sticky notes, this element is placed is one corner so you won’t forget an important task. As you go through with your schedule, the sticky note stays on its position. Whenever you need it, it’s just on the side.
    • A live chat and a feedback button are both examples of these sticky web elements. Wherever the user may go, they can easily click on the live chat button when they need help. It comes in handy when you encounter problems.
    • On desktop, these sticky notes are really effective, but it wouldn’t work on mobile sites. The major downside is that the sticky note blocks your web content. Since it acts like an actual sticky note, it is placed on top of everything. It’s on top your text, your graph, your play button, and your photos.
    • Basically, these sticky notes are a huge distraction on mobile sites. If you need help, it’s ready to give assistance. However, when you don’t need help, you will just see it as an inconvenience especially if your screen is as small as a mobile screen.
    • If you think that your users need a sticky note following them, then, give your users the liberty to remove these sticky elements. Another helpful alternative is to provide social media buttons instead. By doing this, your users can easily share a blog post that they really liked.

    • Well, yes, you have read it right. Content can be a distraction. Sometimes, it’s the content that you need to cut down.
    • Don’t bombard your web visitors with huge blocks of text on your homepage alone. One particular website had content written over its header. My gosh, NO!
    • Don’t put text above your header because the header serves as your users’ navigation. If you insert a text above, the navigation options won’t be as visible. How are your customers going browse your products if they can’t even find the navigation menu?
    • Highlight important promotion on your main page, but don’t list down every promotion you have.
    • Instead of itemizing everything on one page, I think it’s better to add a search button. That way, your home page ensures undivided attention for navigation, latest deals, buying guides, and current promos. If a user needs to look for something specific, then, the search feature is something for them.

Don’t wait until your web visitors gets frustrated. Simplify things for them and prioritize on providing a better navigation on a mobile setting. Test your ideas and apply what you think is best for your website. If you need more tips, read part 1 right here!