Trends in Web Design
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on conventional design templates that point was to
focus only the message
there is a growing trend on focusing on
the overall presentation rather than just the message
trends : flat design
-focus on color
-flat buttons look clickable
-interactive w/out exquisitely refined graphics
-designers afraid of using new fonts
-mixing varying font sizes together
is completely unthinkable
trends: one page layouts challenge you to
edit away what's
trends: in future one page layouts will...
-move away from the quirky nav and be more minimal
how to locate you and your work on other sites
which is the most difficult trend to tackle?
why are web designers
are afraid of using new and different fonts?
trends: big hero images
-image at top of website, little text
-can be elaborate or simple/blurred
hero images replaced
main idea of hero images
be used to invite visitors in
main idea of one page layouts
be more about personal profiles, less corporate
main idea of typography
is young, but will
continue to be a part of web design
trends: change of perspective
-more realistic view
-might move to side-shot aerial
trends: HTML5 and CSS3 instead of flash
-flash can't work on mobile devices
-html/css offer interactivity on mobile, faster loading
trends: user experience/interface
-focus on user and user will focus on you
user experience: user is looking for...
simplicity, easy nav, and usability according to device
trends: social media features
-fans are assets
-can't find website w/out social media
-vintage is modern again
trends: videos in place of text
-ppl don't read anymore
-get attention with moving images
trends: responsive web design
-continue to become bigger
-views sites across devices
main idea of responsive web design
mobile first! don't reinvent wheel when changing screen size
trends to avoid
loading screens, stock photos, device control, too-small font, excessive 'natural' design
why avoid loading screens?
-frustrating to watch percentages increase
-added delay will make users click away
why avoid stock photos?
-good ones are expensive/not worth it
why avoid device control?
users resent being told where to use it(browser, device)
why avoid too-small font?
-not worth it for reader
-just include less and link to rest
why avoid excessive 'natural' design?
-flat,simple lines easier to load than adding excessive shadows/textures to make it look real
Design will give you another way to
connect with your visitors and build a
relationship with them.
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