Trends rise and fall and the same theory is applicable for the web designing sector too. So, it is wiser to remark that there is no general theory for the success of a web design. But it is definitely true that trends are what help to add the wow factor in the design. It is also to be understood in this context that we need to talk more of functional excellence than aesthetic splendor if we need to create deep set impression in the minds of the users. Have a look at the instances we have picked up that give you the clearer picture on the demands of a web design.
Adopting responsive web design
The top most priority of the trendy and much talked about web designs in the recent scenario is responsive web design. This is a trend that is here to stay. It will not only improve the aesthetic quality of your site but its functional features will also get enhanced. Such an approach will make your website compatible with the mobile handsets as well as the smarter gadgets, such as Android tablets and palm tops. So, it will spur the traffic in your website as a consequence.
Visible navigable toggles
While creating the landing page it is integral to realize that you must not outshine the navigational keys behind the extravaganza of the fascia. Those keys must be clearly visible to the users’. They must stand distinctly out of the page. But they must also not look out of place. So, designing the interactive keys is as equally important as that of the layout of your site. The colors you choose for them must blend well with the overall look and the contours you give them must amalgamate well. This will work a lot in creating traffic towards your website.
The trend to implement accents while designing the website is in rage for quite sometimes now. Simple enhancements such as drop shadow, rounded corners and beveling have been the predominant ones until recently. But now, fancy box themes have come up in the way to make your website pretty and functional simultaneously. You will find that majority of the nice-looking websites comprise of circular elements. They are used for seriously functional ends, such as footer icons, navigation links, etc. So, they have surpassed the mere aesthetic parameter and entered the arena of hi-end function with a dramatic twist.
Vector Arts gets functional
Whereas only a handful of traditional websites showcased cartoons quite for sometimes, illustrations and vector arts is popular trend now. Besides the aesthetic excellence of making a website interesting, they have inherent functional qualities too. A Vector based creature appearing in a website is a mascot or the virtual spokesman of the company it represents. Hence, we can always assume that these vector species have a major role to play in the marketing of the brand or service they stand for.
The conventional websites comprised of too many links. Thus, they made the whole affair messy and cumbersome. They also rendered a cluttered look to the fascia since the users piled them up along the side bars. But, the experts of the recent times have taken a different angle to counter this problem. They have implanted multi-column menus in the web pages they create. Further, the core links of a particular site are always placed at the top of the page, so that they can be accessed easily by the users. These multi-link columns give feedback to the users regarding the links each of them comprise of without getting unnecessarily displayed in the fascia to add up to the mess.
Improved animation effects
Improved animation effects are ‘in’ nowadays. They are seamless, organized and do not add unnecessary bulk to the page. JQuery effects are highly recommended for small area applications. Besides the functional merit, they also impart fancy aesthetics and bonus animations to a website. Experts further opine that the website must be tied with CSS 3 specifications, so that it is compatible with every kind of visitor with every type of access option. But, these methods guarantee never to allow any compromise in the aesthetic and functional experience at all.
Graphics depicting ribbons and banners
Some of the newest websites have accents in the form of virtual ribbon and banners. There improvised accents underline breaking news regarding new releases, new products and services and latest updates, but the work is done in a much attractive and neat manner as compared to the traditional websites with primitive designs and functions. This makes it convenient for the users to get updated on the news that they are interested in without the need to waste must time in looking through the whole website and excavating out hot picks. They add up to the overall look of the sites too.
This hi-end feature does not affect the overall web design. But, it is a new age media child that presents a brand new experience for the users. The pictorial way by which information is presented in infographics is simply breathtaking. Even the most complicated news gets a convenient to understand makeover when infographic tips are applied to it. The only demerits of infographic are that, firstly, you need to allot much time in creating a graphical representation for a piece of information. It is needless to say that you need to invest more than double the time you actually invest when you create graphical messages like this. Secondly, the nature and user end of your website might not support this casual looking feature. But, you cannot overlook the viewership you will obtain from it too.
Intuitive websites reign
The ultimate objective of a website is to generate more and more traffic and to come to the forefront. So, it is important to realize what clicks the most, rather than investing upon unnecessary extravaganza while designing the same. Lesser number of elements in a page, minimal design and simple background complying with the theme of the website get more faster responses that the exaggerated ones.
Designing a website is not all about showmanship. Present ability is definitely the need of the day, but it should not be chosen at the cost of functions since users visit sites for information and not aesthetics only.