5 Golden Principles of Ethical Web Design (and How to Apply Them)

In this sponsored blog post of our friends at ReadyMag, learn how to practice ethical design communication in your web designs by applying 5 simple principles.

Each design is decided by the end users. At ReadyMag, we understand that designing for the web – a means of communication and a social space at the same time – is our responsibility to think carefully about how our choices affect the person at the other end of the conversation. Are Even a small, seemingly trivial design decision can have far-reaching consequences, and good manners can help us pave the way for a better future for everyone.

Ethical design communication means conveying honest information in a way that is not misleading.

Ethical design communication means conveying honest information, which is not intended to be misleading. In this article, learn the 5 rules of modern etiquette, as a web designer, based on our educational pop and debris of attention.

1. Pay attention to the message.

If the goal of your web page is to convey information (brand stories, special offers, announcements, etc.), it is very important to pay attention to the clarity of your message. Your goal here is to help users focus on relevant information rather than engaging.

Some common examples of ignorant or malicious attempts to change your flow include:

  • Intrusive popups and sidebars.
  • Floating menu bar.
  • Splash pages.
  • Hidden elements.

2. Keep your layout clean.

A good web design layout provides a smooth, balanced flow of information – but careless spacing of letters, lines and words can tear this fabric apart. Some common examples of bad web layouts include:

  • Fonts are too small or difficult to read.
  • The text is underlined without a link.
  • Small Click Goals – Please be user friendly.

3. Choose user-friendly fonts.

Using too many fonts on the same website reduces knowledge flow. This means that users will have a hard time understanding what they are seeing. Script fonts (or “handmade” fonts) are difficult to read, reducing visitors’ ease of use and possibly removing them.

4. Avoid moving hell

Most notably, online junk attacks are backed up with significant amounts of dark pattern firepower – including nude, shiny animation, and hidden close buttons. Bright light can trigger seizures in consumers with epilepsy.

Web content blinking or flashing too fast can avoid this risk. The specified threshold does not exceed three brightness per second. Here you will find more tips on how to make your website more accessible.

5. Make it easy to navigate.

Make your page clean and shipy instead of swampy. A common example of bad navigation includes stepped menus: options can be overwhelming, leaving users frustrated and tempted to go elsewhere.


Practice ethical design communication in your web design.

Living in a world subject to moral needs requires a compassionate approach and a focus on development. Morality is not a set of principles for learning, but a way of thinking and understanding the world. Some dilemmas do not have straightforward solutions. With that in mind, try ReadyMag to build your website – without coding. ۔

Ready Mag. This piece was written by the team in ReadyMag, a browser-based tool for designing great websites. Readymag layout has no limits, an intuitive interface, 3000+ integrated fonts, and the ability to create everything from landing pages to editorials.

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