The website trends which is certainly ruling thee world and replaced the odds!
Technology is an ever-changing field, what is new and trending today will be history tomorrow. At times, this change is so fast, that you might just miss the bus. This is a proven fact when it comes to website designs. A site design which was popular and trendy a decade ago would be obsolete today. for example, A decade ago, none of the industry experts would have predicted the responsive nature of websites and the ease of access on mobile devices. Let’s look at few website trends.
Considering this, it is important for a web designer to understand, which trends have been replaced by what. Presenting some such trends, to help you make a stunning website.
When the era of data on mobile device was evolved, the biggest challenge faced was adaptability of the website in the smaller screen size. The website which was originally designed for a 17-inch screen was now to be adjusted in a 5 or 6-inch screen size. These were tedious tasks involving manual adjustment of zoom in and zoom out by the users. As a solution, developers started making two websites, one for the desktops other for the mobile. Which today has been replaced by responsive websites by most of the developers.
With the advent of technology, the trend today is to make one single website and make it responsive. A responsive website auto adjusts the content in proportion to the screen size.
Speed and ease with which you get the required information from the website are the key players today. Clicking as a navigation tool of the site, was a rage some years back. Animated, clickable buttons have now been replaced by scrolling.
Clicking has now been substituted by scrolling as it tends to load faster. With the help of scrolling, navigation is easier on mobiles as most of the mobile devices have touch screens. Scrolling is better than clicking in this scenario.
Design features like image carousels, slideshows, and colorful fonts and so on are no longer in vogue. This is mostly because of increase in traffic of users.
Today the trend is Elegance in Simplicity.
The simpler the design the more attractive it is. The trend started with Apple launching the iOS7 with a minimalist approach. However, this like before, might also turn out to be just a temporary phase.
Simple fonts and typography
When it comes to websites, simplicity is restricted to design. Creative and bolder fonts are gaining more and more attention. An attractive typography looks better and conveys the message of web owner effectively. The typography and font elements help companies reflect their personality and create a brand.
SEO friendly website earlier had numerous pages. Today search engines give emphasis on page relevance when it comes to rankings. Many of the archived pages today have become obsolete.
One page websites have become popular today as all the relevant data is available on easy scroll down. This also helps the mobile users as they also prefer scrolls rather than clicks.
Designs heavy in text
Text based design was popular for a while, but due to its feature, it took time to load on the browser, experts started looking for alternative methods.
Today most of the devices like desktops, smartphones and tablets are capable of handling demanding graphics easily. Playing of videos is a cakewalk in terms of device speed and cost, due to which they are popular amongst the businessmen.
The use of stock photos
It’s the era of high definition, from pictures to movies the quality and resolution has been redefined. A good picture is that which has high resolution, clear colors and is pleasing to the eyesight.
The practice of capturing images from “free use stock photo” directories is extinct. There is a huge library, both free and paid to get wonderful pictures. These pictures not only make your website appealing to the visitors it also helps to build your brand image amongst the visitors.