The industry of web design is an ever-changing landscape. Whatever is a hit now might not be again tomorrow. Designers and developers are always challenged to explore new territories; and add fresh, unconventional ideas to make websites more exciting. It’s no surprise that 2013 is simply the beginning of more wonderful things to come.
Trends for the future of Web Design
Interactive graphics is still popular and will continue to be for the following year. Although there was a huge debate and uproar when iPhone giant Apple refused flash in their devices, that problem has been resolved through the introduction of HTML5. Now, a number of online companies are experimenting with ‘code-free’ templates.
The flash leader Adobe Systems has recently launched a design tool called ‘Muse’, that will allow the creation of websites without writing codes or restrictive templates. It’s still in beta stages, but the public has been giving it nods of approval months after its release.
The introduction of retina displays have made it possible to view stunning pictures in vivid detail. Its capacity to hold more pixels has made it a default feature for tablets and smartphones. That’s why it’s important for web designers to ensure their images can be supported by such displays. Besides looking great on any platform, big pictures are a hit with common users.
Going flat is certainly not going away for 2014. That’s because minimalistic elements are clean, simple, and concise. It makes for faster loading and browsing; while providing necessary information about the company or business. Gone are the shadows and 3D effects – expect more sleek, professional looks for the New Year.
It has lately become indispensable due to its inclusive properties. Infographics have made it effortless to share valuable content by creatively combining text and graphics. Complicated data can now be engaging and instructive. Users love it since it makes sharing so simple – through social media, infographics can go viral in minutes.
A good example of this seamless yet stylish format would be Pinterest. A single page site is created when all content is loaded onto a single page. Navigate by clicking on a link and get redirected to a specific part of a page; or continuously scroll up or down to reveal more content.
With the countless free resources for fonts, more and more websites are looking classy. There are millions of styles to choose from using different formats such as CSS. Since the web is no longer bound by HTML, it is expected that the future of typography would be literally bigger and brighter!
CMS or Content Management Systems make it easy for designers and developers to setup a website. Not only that, they have great templates that work on almost all platforms. Experts assume that the growth of CMS and CMS-based websites will expand in years to come.
Watch out for these web design trends as they take over the industry in 2014!
Today’s article is a guest post. More about the guest post author below.
The author is a full-time graphic designer for a Website Design Company since 2008. He also has a personal blog discussing helpful tips on web trends and company branding. Throughout his work, he has handled various clients with different requirements and work ethics – but he has remained strong in his vision of providing consistency and integrity in all aspects. He uses his articles as a medium to convey the correlation between users and a successful page layout.