With more and more websites being created every day, web design has become an important part of the process. Not only contents, but layout, functionability and general ability to attract Internet users are paramount to create a solid website that generates alot of traffic. Here are some of the new trends for the coming months that you may want to
take into account if you are planning on building a website.
The ability of providing a web layout that adapts to every device it is accessed from is essential to provide a good Internet experience, especially since more and more people access the Internet using mobile devices.
Circles are taking over. Circular shapes are smooth and encourage usersâ€™ eye contact. Also they are very easy to create now with CSS3. Other fancy effects, such as zigzag borders or forked ribbons usually have a positive effect on the layout.
Websites nowadays may content an elevated amount of links. By using a multi-column layout which allows you to display multiple links without the crowded feeling make navigation easier.
There are different ways of navigating a website, but you may choose one depending on the functionality you want to give your website. Parallax scrolling and fixed position navigation are available.
Tools like Typekit or Google Web Fonts provide a wide scope of fonts to use, giving designers the chance to personalize their websites.
Images and animation
Integrated animations and multimedia content has never been easier with the boost of HTML5 and CSS3. Their new features in combination make it easier than ever to integrate videos without the need for external software, such as Flash. Also rising trend are infographics.