Web Designs Then and Now…
Few years ago, the web design industry tends to focus on usability and stylish looks. We often see that websites are lightweight and are optimized for slow Internet connections. But today, large media files and heavy graphic designs are very usual.
During the middle ages, web designs involves page hit counters, animated text, and dancing GIFs. The sites were still text heavy but it is organized in rows and columns. Nowadays, the positioning of the elements will determine how a user experiences and interacts with your site. The various elements of a site could be placed in different sections of the web page.
Years later, the introduction of Flash made a dramatic impact in the web design world. It opened a world of design possibilities that were not possible with the basic HTML. The elements of the older years are still present during these times but it was coupled with new features such as color-changing navigations, tiled background images, neon colors, 3D buttons, and splash pages. In the modern days, Flash websites is detrimental to SEO. Most of the businesses aims to rank in search engine pages and using Flash may not be a good choice.
5 Inspiring Predictions for Modern Web Designs
As the number of hand held devices are exploding, flat designs are also in-demand. Many web designers are focused on constructing design elements that appear smoothly on flat screens.
Responsive Web Designs
In the coming years, users will expect that responsive will take over mobile. In the year 2015, the mobile Internet usage is predicted to burst dramatically, which is why designers are challenge to build a responsive website to meet the demands of the many.
In the coming years, scrolling will be more popular than clicking. With the rise of parallax scrolling, research have shown that users want to view all what you offer in a single page rather than by viewing in every single page of your site.
This videos are not just merely ads, it means that an HTML5 video that can run in the background of your web pages. It can highlight the strength and services that you offer that can probably make an impact in just a matter of seconds.
Branding is a vital component of every business. Many businesses aims for there brand to be popular and are easily recognized by many. Over the next few years, designers will tend to focus on enhancing the beauty of the logo than the website itself and including the things that will compliment the brand itself.
The above mentioned design trends are only predictions by some experts who have seen a lot of trends in the previous years.
Richard is a creative designer & blogger. He writes for Crayonify about Graphics, Creativity and UX Design. Richard loves to unlock his creativity with writing.