Trends in web design
Something is in trend, something is out of trend and something is timeless and eternal. These ground rules refer not only to our society but also to the world of web design. Some people say that all trends in web design are being constantly repeated but is that really true? Does all the future exist in the past indeed? Let’s have an overlook at trends in web design in 2013 and compare them to those existing nowadays.
First appeared in 2001 on the website audi.com, responsive web design has been developing ever since.
2013 became its year of triumph, when each and every web site focused its attention on web pages being viewed according to their appropriate screen size. It’s made web space more harmonious and well-balanced. With the help of this trend it’s become possible to turn the websites into proportional works of art. Jack Clark in his book “Seven deadly mobile myths” called web content a sort of liquid, therefore responsive web design would be a sort of vessel that designates the shape of this liquid. No wonder it has been so widespread even till now, especially when you think of gadgets with various screen sizes people use for surfing in the Internet.
Fixed Header Bars is another trend in web design that was highly popular back in 2013. It allowed the user to concentrate his attention on specific issues web sites suggested. When it comes to providing some ground information, fixed header bars are of a great benefit.
One more web design trend of 2013 is Minimalism in everything, starting with pictures and ending with icons. This trend is still supported and does seem to be timeless. The reason is quite simple: the web site presenting this kind of web design makes an impression of giving its users precise information they require and nothing more. In addition to that, this trend can be successfully combined with pastel colours that were also popular in 2013 or bright and catchy colours that are widely used now.