Something else you will start seeing more of within website designs, especially in hero areas, are videos. An example of a website using a video in it's hero area is Coin.
Videos are an effective way to communicate something technical or new when words just don’t cut it. However due to the large amount of data they take to load and run (especially on mobile devices and internet with data caps), careful consideration should be given as to their value when incorporating into a homepage design.
In 2014 and 2015 expect to see an increase in use of HTML5 in design, to animate different parts of a web site. We love the cool things, and we love it even more when we get to use it. Just, do us all a favor, don’t go overboard.
Web designers are at last enjoying typography freedom! After beeing shackled to using web safe fonts for many years, there are now several ways to use non-system fonts on a website. One web design trend with type we can expect to see more of is fonts with personality.
“Fonts with personality” are fonts that can stand on their own within a design. They are not your standard serif or san-serif font that have been so overused by web site designers in the past. Designers are starting to find different fonts to add to their arsenal that add a little personality and uniqueness to their designs.
With the release of Windows 8 followed by Apples iOS7, came the design aesthetic most commonly known as “flat design.” This describes a design style which drops major design elements that give the illusion of 3 dimensions such as drop shadows, textures and gradients. and is focused on a minimalist use of simple elements, typography and flat colors.
A flat design style allows for a web design to be more streamlined and efficient. It creates a backdrop for users to easily navigate, scan and find information whilst still looking visually appealing. It also makes a responsive web design easier to implement.
To see the above design elements used as part of a web site design, you need to go no further, just scroll through the rest of our web site to see these features in action. Should you wish to update your website give us a call and we'll happily chat through some ideas. Should they be based on modern or traditional website designs.
As almost all modern browsers now support a wide range of CSS3 features it's become more feasible to use some of the advanced features in everyday websites. One of the really fun things introduced in CSS was pure CSS animations.
Why should I use a Content Management System (CMS)? That is a question we get asked almost daily by both our current and potential clients. The truth is, a client almost needs to feel the pain of a static website before
2 distinct and somewhat opposite web design trends we'll be seeing more of in 2016 are the use of rich illustrations and animation. Rich Illustrations In the past web site designers have relied heavily on stock photography and image libraries to provide the
The last couple of years have seen rapid changes in technology, how websites are used and an increased focus on social media and community interaction. All these factors shape how a website is used and should look and function, and changes