Designing an efficient website which is unique and user-friendly is very important. Websites should be well design to cope with web 2.0 and W3C standards as well as follow the latest trends.
Now with businesses becoming global, websites should be designed for diverse visitors from all parts of the world. You can never predict future and when it comes to web its almost impossible. Here is the list of top 10 design trend that I think will prevail further –
They get noticed easily on a page and give a unique look. Hand drawn designs are not new but will prevail greatly compared to traditional graphics. It will play elementary role in corporate design.
Typography started over the past year. It is one of the most difficult trends and so will remain fresh. Typography will be used as an integral part of design to create desired effect rather than boring and old system fonts. Web designers will continue creating more exciting fonts in place of system text.
Oversized Logos/ Headers
To make an everlasting imprints on the visitors oversized logos and oversized headers will be used. Splash pages are outdated so this trend will replace them.
Closely related to the above trend, large images are being used commonly to create unique and long lasting impression. Its not a part of site’s branding but it draws greater traffic.
More and more users are going online for information and entertainment. This trend welcomes them with an ease of finding all the available options at home page like the magazines. The familiar layout will appeal them.
Single Page Layouts
Nobody wants to waste their time searching whole website for seeking particular information. This trend is the one stop solution to provide proper navigation.
Modal boxes are great. They are next generation pop-ups. They are sophisticated, cleaner, smooth and user-friendly. Presentation of text, image or video will become clean, crisp and focused.
The upper-left area of a website is the most important spot as it grabs most attention from visitors. This is the best place to get your message out and seen quickly. You will find it prominently in corporate design, web apps, and portfolios.
Interactive/ Intuitive Design
Better interactive and intuitive designs are in great demand. Visitors are more tech savvy so the demand for this time is to provide more interactive designs.
Mobile phone compatibility
With smart phones getting popular, it is important for websites to be compatible with hand held devices so as to cater to a very large demographic of smart phone users.