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Guest Post: Top trends in web design for the coming year



Top trends in web design for the coming year
The beginning of a new year prompts web designers everywhere to look toward future web design trends. It is apparent trends with regard to web design are here one year and have faded the next year. There are some trends who like to hang about like a re-occurring bad penny. That said, trends are essential in order that the web designer may make better in-roads for his or her clients, in promoting the visitor to stay on the site; clicking through to make a product purchase; or minimally, requesting more information on the product. Some trends are broad-based; however, other trends are designer-signature meaning the latter is tied to your own unique style. Following are futuristic trends for the start of the year 2013.


1) Layouts of your web design must show fluidity: Web designs which show a nice even flow are good choices for mobile devices. Web design, responsive to user needs, is a better customer match than those designs which are more restrictive with regard to width; and prospect query. It is significant to note: many style sheets will make allowance for viewing of multiple devices and screens.

2) Fixed Navigation techniques which started to decline in 2012 will re-emerge in 2013. Most designers know of fixed position navigation. The technique is generally employed on personal sites or with respect to individualized Blogs. Also, persons with not a lot of primary navigation on his or her site may only need to provision minimal linkage. If you have a small number of links, it is important that you make the links very visible to your site’s visitor. The preceding design concept makes a dramatic impact with regard to your site’s level of performance; and seamlessly provides blending into the layout of the website’s page. This technique keeps the Navbar and internalized linkage; logo, appropriately secured as your site’s prospects view the content portion of your site.

3) Circles are showing up as a noticeable design effect by many website designers. It was an inconspicuous trend for several years. CSS3, though, has made it easy to create circles. You can design circles and other shapes without imagery. The impact of the circular element has caused the website designer to view photos thoroughly different. Many new designers are using circles. You can use circles in way of navigation linkage, or as icons; positioned within the footer portion of your webpage.

4) Mascots (or logos) are great for site branding. However, mascots relative to site design have probably also created their own unique form of branding. Looking back a couple of years, there was not much in the way of illustration of any kind, associated with website branding. However, more and more designers are becoming skilled in creating large, silly looking mascots. A mascot which proves lovable is a good way to capture your site visitor’s attention.


5) Columned menus at the top of sites makes for easy navigation. Some sites require a great deal of linkage. Placing too many links on a standard site makes your page appear untidy. It is important to note: the regular means of navigation is not best applied when you have a great deal of links on your home page. Columned links shown at the top of your page is the best way to get around the ordeal.

Further resources:

http://smashinghub.com/web-design-trends-in-2013.htm

http://www.designzzz.com/predictions-web-design-trends-2013/

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