The field of website design and development has been witnessing a lot of changes and improvements since the last few years. The surge in the web design trends has urged the designers all over to try them out on their respective websites. Fortunately, many of these ideas have been quite fruitful and beneficial. This has automatically led to the adaption of newer techniques and strategies. In the present blog, we are about to initiate a discussion on the popular web design trends that are going to make their place in the present year, 2013. Let’s delve a little deeper into these trends and find out how their application can help you create smart websites.
Responsive layouts are in. The idea behind responsive web design is to create a single platform that is dynamic and fluid in nature. The use of flexible grids and images allows responsive websites to fit into the varying display and screen resolutions of a range of devices. Responsive websites let you reach out to the tablet and Smartphone users with commendable ease and effectiveness. However, the advantage of the concept of responsive website design does not stay restricted to just design but extends beyond that to include search engine optimization too. A responsive website can be managed with a single set of links and thus, optimizing these sites becomes easier.
Retina Display and Support
Alongside the emergence of responsive layout for websites, there is also a growing preference for the retina devices. Retina display basically refers to the monitors and devices that have resolution and pixel density, as high as 300 or more pixels per inch. The density of the retina screens is twice of an average LCD. Thus, the number of physical pixels remains the same with the digital pixels turning out to be double and fitting into the same physical space.
Fixed Header Bars
Fixed Header Bars work wonderfully well on all types of websites that also include social networks, blogs and many more. The design looks classy and trendy at the same time, something very desirable these days. Apart from ensuring a good outward appearance, fixed header bars offer better user experience. With the header fixed on top of the website, visitors can scroll down the page, enjoying an easy navigation. Using the CSS position: fixed; properly is the suggested way of stapling a header bar onto your website.
Minimalist Landing Pages
If you have been keeping track of the developments in the field of online marketing, you must have come across the popularity of the landing pages of the websites. Landing pages help a lot in capturing leads and the current trend is to keep these landing pages as simple as possible. There should be no overdoing of anything and the designs should highlight and emphasize on the core product or service, offered by the business. Effective backgrounds combined with easily readable texts and a one- click checkout process proves perfect.
The above- mentioned ones are emerging to be the hottest trends in website design and development in the present year. We will discuss about more of such in the next blog. So, keep reading.