Web design styles, preferences, and standards are changing constantly just as cars, homes, and electronics are changing with new designs and styles every year. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some trends we are seeing in 2011 that are changing the way we view the internet in the web design industry. Most trends have been around, but have changed in line with technology and industry standards and recommendations.
– Color Schemes – You will see more color schemes on the websites you view that are limited to 2-3 main colors being used. Bold colors may still be chosen, but you’ll find that by limiting the palette to 2-3 colors, the website will be more tasteful and can reinforce the intended message rather than stealing attention away from it.
– Picture Backgrounds – Instead of choosing a color scheme, many web designers are going the route of using a large photo as the background of their sites. Choosing the most relative photo to enhance the content of the site can be a smart decision as the site’s viewers will be drawn to the photograph and will assign some sort of emotion to it. However, caution must be exercised as always with attention given to browser load times with people who have slower internet connections.
– Interesting Domain Names – Websites such as Google, Twitter, Digg, and Yahoo! really laid the groundwork for the evolution of domain names. Websites today seem to be choosing short, misspelled, or bizarre names …CONTINUE READING >>>