Another year has just slipped away from our lives; another new year is setting in slowly. A new year means new beginning and it’s time for all the predictions. In the world of internet and technology, a year can make the world go upside down with breakthrough innovations or renouncing obsolete technologies. So here we are with predictions for the world that revolves around designing – web designing. Keeping an eye on the changes which have been taking place since the end of 2012 to the new evolution’s we will give you the top 10 web designing trends which will be going to rule the year 2013.
Check out the top 10 web designing trends of 2013 –
This is the era of true ‘multimedia’. The complete web world is standing on the threshold where every different platform is getting merged up together. So, for designers, the ultimate aim is to create designs or layouts which are easily adaptable across different platforms. A website should look flawless in Windows 8 mobile as well as in a MacBook. So uniform web design is the most ‘in’ thing in the designing world.
Mobile Friendly Design
Next to responsive design stands mobile friendly design as the top web design trend of 2013. No, they are not the same. Mobile interfaces vary at an extensive range. One has the almost obsolete common mobile phones as well as beginner’s smartphones, high-end Windows 8 phones and iPhone. So the layout of web pages should be designed to suit all these mobiles.
It’s time for infinite scrolling. No more people have to click page 1, 2, 3, 4…in Google to search for images. They just keep scrolling down the mouse and the pages are automatically loaded. Same trend is followed in Twitter, Pinterest and other big names. So to match steps with the time, websites have to embrace the idea of infinite scrolling.
People now hate to look at web pages which look like overflowing trash bins. An inclination towards minimalistic design and leaving enough white-space (read empty-space) in the page layout is another significant web design trend of 2013.
Today designers are hugely replacing flashy banner ads with large background photography. Coupled with that ‘to-the-point’ content in huge fonts is doing the rounds.
Fixed Header Design
CSS [position: fixed;] will just freeze your header pane. So from social networks to online workspace like oDesk, it seems to be the latest hot thing in web designing market.
Transparent Design sans Photoshop
The latest CSS3 features allow editing the opacity of different webpage elements. That means now you don’t need to perform those complicated Photoshop editing.
When we are talking the web design trends of 2013, how to miss QR codes? Most of the smartphones now have QR code reading facilities. So from Starbucks to online shopping, QR codes are everywhere.
Social Media Buttons
If you don’t integrate the Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or G+ button; your website will fail to impress the customers at a first glance. So designers are trying out every new way to incorporate the buttons in the most unusual ways.