Only you can determine what kinds of add-ons you want to put on your website, but make sure that you’re considering the issue carefully. If you don’t really think about what you’re doing, you might find that you’ve put too many things on your site and you don’t want that. Too many add-ons can cause a slow-loading site that’s going to turn visitors away very quickly. Even with a good, fast Internet connection, there are plenty of people who will get frustrated if the site they want to visit doesn’t load in just a few seconds. Make sure your site loads properly and quickly in all of the different browsers.
The browser issue is one of the most common mistakes that people make when they start up a site. They try it in their browser of choice, get it looking great, and run with it. What they don’t do is try it in all of the other major browsers out there to see if it looks right, loads quickly, and has proper functionality. Some website add-ons may work great in Firefox but hang up or crash when you use Chrome, for example. You don’t want people’s choice of browser to affect their experience on your site, so be sure to fix that first. Then you can go on to other things.
Also, consider how many add-ons are really necessary. There are a lot of ways in which you can convey information without sticking another add-on on your website. Try to keep it basic and simple, so that it looks elegant and doesn’t have too much going on. If you’re trying to run a successful business and you’ve got music and dancing things and pop-ups on your site, it’s relatively hard to be taken seriously – unless music and dancing is the business you’re in.