The common adage goes like this: a picture speaks a thousand words. And this communication is not done only by the lines and sketches that an image contains, but also by the prudent use of colors. This whole concept is made full use of when a designer is visualizing and giving shape to a new website. Besides, there are quite a few trends that are emerging in recent times, which are expected to dominate the web design world in the years to come. Provided the designers keep these trends in mind while giving shape to a website page, it will help the website to become popular among the users.
Use Of Responsive Web Design
This year is expected to experience a shift from the common trend of designing websites. Some significant changes are expected to be a part of the field of website designing in 2014. This is expected to be driven by the emergence of a large number of mobile devices for browsing the internet. Recent studies have revealed that people are now using smartphones and similar other devices more frequently than a computer or a laptop to visit their favorite websites. Hence, it is necessary to ensure that the website is designed in such a manner that it can be accessed from the mobile devices as well as the computer without any hassle. The responsive web design is expected to play a major role in near future in this regard. Designers will be making more use of it to keep the website relevant in mobile devices as well.
Single Page Websites Will become Common
With the rise in the use of mobile devices to access the internet, people are getting more and more accustomed to scrolling the pages even in the mobile devices. Hence, the new trend for web designing is to go for websites in a single page. All you need to do in that case is develop a long, single page, which will have a lot of information. In recent future, people will be expecting that they will not have to move from one page to another, but will get maximum information from a single page, where they land in the very beginning.
Use Graphical Representations & Infographics
No matter what type of business you have, you will have to remain updated with the emerging trends in the field of web designing to keep your trade running in 2014. Using long and unimpressive contents to reach out to your customers is a thing of the past. In this age, when people have minimum time to spend in reading different types of content on your website, the best thing will be to communicate with them through graphical representations. The perfect use of graphics is going to help you drive an idea home in a much shorter time than you could have done through several paragraphs of content. Infographics are doing just this. Interactive infographics are among the most popular things of the day. You can depend on a perfect infographic to communicate with the target audience in the shortest possible time.
Use Of Larger Fonts Will Ensure Visibility From Any Device
With majority of your target audience using mobile devices, you will have to consider their requirements as well while designing the website. Remember that these devices are usually handheld and their screens are smaller than their laptop or desktop counterparts. Hence, the fonts or the images that you use in your website should be larger. It will ensure that the users are able to follow your website from their mobile devices without any kind of hassle.
Not Long, But Shorter Videos To Tell The Story
Apart from the images, videos are also expected to become a major instrument in helping you tell the story of your business to the potential customers. However, unlike the present trend, long videos will not remain equally important in near future. Instead, you will be expected to communicate with the audience through short and crisp videos.
Enhance The Backgrounds With Images & Videos
The days of normal web backgrounds of a single color are no more. Instead, you should select the best images to use them as the backgrounds of your website’s pages. Use fonts that are of completely the contrasting colors to that of the images. Remember, instead of distracting the readers’ attention, the background should actually help to give them an enjoyable experience. Videos can also be used for the backgrounds of your website’s pages as well. However, they should not become the main focus of a page. These videos should only add to the beauty of the page and yet, remain subtle.
With every passing day, the concept of web designing is transforming fast. New trends are emerging. These trends are expected to dictate the world of website designing in the years to come.