Web design of the previous years: analysis
As we are coming to the middle of the year, web designers and developers start to analyze the web design and development trends of the past. However, in this blog we will discuss the features that are used in the modern days to create a beautiful and attractive website design. In addition, we will descry those key factors which cause the changes in the web industry.
Static website designs
Retro and grid-based designs
The grid-based websites and retro designs are becoming more and more popular today. However, the grid-based web designs are mostly used to publish big blogs, showcase products and portfolios. You won’t see such web designs on corporate websites or internet shops.
Interactive web design
Today web developers pay much more attention to the details and the way website functionality is presented. They try to impress the Internet users and keep on improving interactive web applications and design solutions. Site usability has become one of the paramount criterion for the website of high quality. Talking about horizontal scroll bars, seems like they’ve appeared on the web arena again and won more popularity than ever.
Social community orientation
The popularity of social platforms such as Twitter, Facebook etc. has driven significant changes into the web industry as well. Twitter, for example, is an illustrative example of releasing fresh news and updates in the real time. A sharp rise in popularity of the social utilities has made it possible to immediately give the information to the customers. And this is very important if you do want to make your visitors participate in building your website business reputation. Today more than ever people like to communicate and share their opinions in the real time.
Web developers and designers are constantly looking for more ways to attract a bigger number of prospective customers, therefore personalization has become one of the demanded component of the web design. If you haven’t checked CSS3 and HTML5 yet, you should be looking into it. Their introduction to the web industry has significantly changed the look of the websites. Now you can create more effective and cleaner layout of the website.
Logos and headers
In the past logos and headers used to be much smaller in size, however today there’s a new tendency. According to the recent trends logos, headers and slab typefaces are designed in a way to draw the attention and stick to the memory.