The New Year 2013 is here and people in web design world are probably inquisitive about what all variations and advancements will the year bring. How will the high-tech ways influence the tools and tactics implemented by the designers worldwide? What will be the influence of the novel methods of browsing on the web design? Well, the answers to those questions are yet to come in the following months of 2013. Till then, all we can do is anticipate.
The drifts of 2013 are expected to be more user-friendly and the intellectual methods used by the web designers are meant to develop remarkable and impressive sites. Listed below are few of the web design trends for 2013 that all designers and internet operators ought to look forward to:
- RWD – Responsive Web Design:
RWD has been one of the most successful trends of 2012 and it is expected to keep its position on top this year as well. Responsive web design, also known as responsive layout is to be thanked for the responsive sites to alter and appear flawless on screens of different resolutions and on different devices. Web browsing can be practiced via all kinds of devices today, starting from desktops to laptops, from notebooks to tablets to smartphones. With the introduction of HTML 5, the fluid designs have become even more eye-catching and operational than before.
- Browsing via apps:
This trend is expected to gain more and more popularity especially amongst mobile internet users. Even though Responsive web design (RWD) guarantees brilliant exterior and functionality of the sites on diverse screen dimensions, it has turned out that till now the most expedient web surfing is via mobile apps. This is true, especially for social networking sites such a Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
- Designed Typography:
Traditional fonts such as Times New Roman, Calibri, and Arial etc. are expected to be taken over by new creative customized fonts. A lot of designers are going to make use of a number of new and improved fonts to augment the looks of their sites instead of depending entirely on imageries. Some of the designers will use novel tools and technologies to construct graphical faces; others may stick to the traditional letterforms and only revise them a bit and integrate them in their websites.
- Increase in importance of Social Media:
Social media is one of those components of the web world that is gaining popularity at an unimaginably fast pace! Thus, it is only rational that the sharing tool of various social networking websites becomes an integral fragment of the prosperous websites that will upsurge customers relationship and engagement and attention. This trend is meant for a profounder incorporation of social networking as a part of the brand construction and the viral promotion of prosperous sites.
- Parallax (Interactive) Scrolling:
First used in 2010, Parallax scrolling has been extremely popular since, especially amongst the video game users. It is yet another one of the web design trends expected to make it to the top in 2013. This approach guarantees an easier navigation. It has the benefit of permitting the visitors of a website to recognize the sense of depth of the content positioned on websites. The key of this approach is that illustrations can be scrolled at the very same directions but at dissimilar speeds which offers a cooperative pictorial experience for viewers.
As the usage of the internet remains to drift from desktops PC’s to other more portable devices such as mobile smartphones, there will be an increasing need to generate developments in web content demonstration that will help in optimizing the usage of these devices.
Steven Tran is a web designer working for a leading creative Graphic Designers service providing company which is now established all over the world. Apart from designing, Steven also reviews and makes predictions about the new web designing trends that are going to take over the web world in near future for Web Designers across Birmingham.