If you are a web designer then you know that the design trend changes, although the half of this year has already passed , I would still like to discuss about the same topic once again, just a flashback before it takes another direction.
No matter if you like it or not it will change and it’s actually good for the shake of our growth. I don’t know about you but I definitely set new trends to my projects, and fortunately my clients have no problem with that, they don’t restrict me either.
Responsive web design-
Finally it happened as many of us predicted, a huge increase in the number of mobile users finally led us to think seriously about responsive web design, a design that responds according to the device system criteria.
Everyday new smart phones are activated and the need of this technique increases with it like it never did before. Designers and developers will continue to use fluid layout in 2013 also and if you ask me this trend will not go away so easily.
Circles, Big Buttons-
This trend became alive a few years ago, when web2.0 was having a boom and all the designers were focusing more on drop shadows and circles. But with the development of CSS3 it’s now even more easy to create this beautiful box effect.
Circles can be used as navigation links, or display of any important work like portfolios.
You must have seen sites where big size cartoons welcome you, it’s my personal favorite and I never get tired of using these vector cartoons, to me branding could never be better than these adorable vector dudes and the rising trend of using vector logos and cartoons eventually supports this point.
Simple Flat Menus or Tactical Mega Menus-
Infographic, Videos, Podcasts, Rich Media-
This has hardly any effect on the overall web design trend, yet you can’t ignore it either, this new concept of presentation has become very popular because of it’s simplicity.
Even if you have no idea about the topic, you can easily understand it because most of the infographics present information in such a way that even a kid would not be having any problem following that. I have been seeing a lot of infrographics lately on facebook and this trend will continue to rule the internet in 2013 also.
Simplicity: More White space, Bigger Fonts, Shorter Paragraph-
Keeping it simple is better, this is the current trend in the world of web designing. If you just follow the trend of past few years you will see that the most popular website designs have followed what we call minimalism, after all our goal is not to distract the visitors but to help them find what they are looking for…easily.
But arranging so many things in a simple manner is not an easy thing to do therefore I would suggest to do a little paper work before you proceed, you can write down your ideas for the navigation, content area, headings etc and this will help you to do the job in a more planned way.
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All the design trends I discussed here are going to stay in future also , but there will be more and the future is always unpredictable, lets just hope that our designers will keep learning more and the new year will come with a lot of surprises.