The term web design is used to describe the creation process of the front-end part of the website which is usually the client’s side as it is mostly considered. Websites today are used by many businesses or individuals as an online office in which they showcase their services or products and company details depending on how you want to use it.
As with any other internet based service it evolves as new trends come and go from time to time. Web design has been used by most web designers as a canvas to showcase their skills and new ideas which has led to almost no two similar websites.
We will discuss what are the best approaches to these web design latest trends:
1. More Response Website: at the start of web design, websites were viewed as this single page on the computer in which a lot of information was crammed inside that one page and there was no maneuverability around the website. As web design evolved, websites evolved to be more user friendly as they adapt to the user’s devices. For example, viewing websites in mobile phones in the past was a next to impossible task as they were not built for mobile viewing but for now most websites have a mobile platform where users can view websites in their mobile devices without changing the layout of the website.
2. Richer Patterns and Decorative Details: Over the years’ websites have seen the introduction of images, videos, animations and GIFs in the design of the website. Before that websites were created with only text, there were no images or videos relevant to the website nor were there any real content. Images were introduced into the design to capture the attention of the users the same with also videos showcasing the product or service definition can be used to keep the user alert. The same also applies to the use of vibrant colors which tend to have a strong brand effect.
3. Website Interaction: It was held in wide belief that to get any assistance from any organization you had to go to them in their offices but with the introduction of online website interaction like direct chat organizations got the opportunity to go to where their customers were thus personalize the organization’s web presence. Direct chat has been utilized as a very effective tool when it comes to solving problems where instant assistance is almost guaranteed thus helping in building the company’s trust in the long run.
4. Evolved Typography: The combination of different shaped fonts in a website’s design helps in understanding the website and finding the required content very easily. Larger fonts are primarily used to outline the important information in the websites whereas smaller ones are primarily used to offer support messages. This use of typography wasn’t there in the early stages of web design as the entire website was created in one similar font size thus making it extremely difficult to trace the required information.
5. Content Presentation: Long gone are the days when content was only displayed in word or charts or graphs, with the evolution of web design so did content presentation evolve. How you present your content is crucial as it will lead to whether the user will click on the link or button provided so as to acquire the message or pass by it. Dynamic content presentation like videos, pictures or graphics will go a long way in helping the user understand about the company, it’s history, the people behind it, their goals, their core values and approaches which are all very crucial information.
In conclusion, no doubt we haven’t seen the end of web design ideas and with the help of new technological advancement like 3D virtual reality which will enable companies to select individuals who will present data in virtual 3D which also allow users to look at other virtual presentations, walk around their office without ever stepping inside their building and helping the overall accessibility of the company to clients. All these new trends lead to web design being focused more and more on user experience and interaction thus improving the perception of the website’s usefulness and whether the user will continue using it or not.