A website’s design is the key to its success. Today, complex and bland web designs have been shown the door by more colorful and minimalist designs, the idea of a website now is to show of content to the audience browsing the website on different platforms. Web design has hit some new trends in the past few years, there have been many radical changes that have made websites pretty unique from what they had been in the last few years. Let’s take a look at the three most novel and exiting web design trends in 2014.
Designing to show of the king
Website designing has changed its course with the simple idea that content is the king! Web designers and developers have realized that content is the primary purpose why the website is up there in the first place, and have begun designing great webpages with content being the driving force of the design. Smartphones, tablets and game consoles have added to the list of devices to browse website, the idea now is to push boundaries of web design technology to show how it can adapt to the change with primary focus on useful and engaging content.
Responsive web design
Responsive web design is the practice of designing websites for a wide range of devices (computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and even game consoles) that will be used to view the website. Responsive websites are optimized for each of these devices to enhance user experience so that the users can have an optimized app like view of a website. Responsive websites are easy to navigate and read with minimal scrolling and resizing.
Static header bar
The easiest way to enhance user engagement on the website is to provide a simple navigation. The trend in designing to do the same is to keep the header bar static. This allows the users to scroll down the webpage with ease all the time being able to see the header bar with menu items. With simple CSS tweaks, the designers keep the navigation bar fixed at the top of the page letting users access the menu items in the header from anywhere on the page.
Web design enhances user experience, and aforementioned design tweaks are making it possible for designers to provide users with websites good to see and great to use.