Website Design & Development Trends in 2016
The web design that will prevail this year are just the refinement of the previous designs that have been dominating the web for past some years. These have always remained the most important factors to consider in the web designing practices. As there have been some major technological advancements in the last year, here is a round up of the most prominent elements that still hold utmost importance in website designing trends.
Here Are The Web Design Trends Explained:
Being a front end framework, Bootstrap has remained one important element to be considered by the developers. As a framework, it helps in the development of the responsive projects over the web that guarantees for its access on a wide number of platforms.
The best news for developers on working over this platform is that websites as well as related applications can easily be scaled with a single code base, right from the phones to the tablets and to the desktops also. All it needs is the CSS media queries for scaling the web elements.
With more and more designers paying greater attention to UX/UI designs, there are immense opportunities for developing this already developed elements. UI design being the part of overall UX offers the techniques to offer bigger and better experience to the users. Greater and better experience to the users while browsing the websites has always remained a pivotal point for the developers. And what can suit as a solution better then enhanced user experience.
- Call to Action (CTA) Buttons
Call to action buttons or CTA in general are more of an opportunity for the people to react on the messages. Because of its utility, call to action has made its imperative place in the list of web design trends. For marketers, this element comes as a perfect instructing option, which is directed towards the audience to provoke immediate response from them with slogans like “call now”, “visit us now”, “get to know us better”. Etc.
The three parallel horizontal lines (☰) resembling the hamburger and called as hamburger menu is a button for graphic user interfaces. This typical design has been used by a number of apps and one prominent among all to use the same is Facebook.However, there is a constant debate going on for the utility of the menu but it has always lasted as an helping bar for navigating to other sections of web based application. More to this, the utility of the buttons also increases or decreases with the kind of websites being browsed.
Responsiveness is a technique that has been developed recently. It helps web developers to create pages that can easily be accessed on any of the platforms irrespective of the device size. Thus, being responsiveness in the action, it just gets much easier for the developers to create pages to access them on any device.
The increased use of smartphones has played a major role in the overall popularity of the responsive design
. To make elements load well over any of the digital platforms, responsiveness has been playing a prominent role. The element offers easy opportunities for developers to optimize images for large as well as small screens.
Parallax scrolling works over the web pages to scroll background and foreground content at different speed. The techniques is helpful for developers as it creates an illusion of depth for the users. The technique gets enhanced when used in 2D scenes providing a whole new level of depth.Parallax scrolling got accepted into the web after it successfully attracted the video game audience. Parallax scrolling uses different methods for providing the required effect over web pages or different websites. You can see in our home page
, a practical example of parallax scrolling where we have given the details about our partner websites.
Content is the king and its representation over the websites work as the crown over the king’s head. Large and flexible topography has made its mark as prominent as the other elements that have been described here. Moreover, topography along with responsiveness takes the websites to all new level altogether and additionally work great on a range of devices.The kind of typography that is chosen for the representation of the brands leaves a greater impact over the visitors. It is a factor for developing a strong visual identity for the brand, which many-a-times results in attracting potential customers towards the products.
Videos have the potential to attract the users towards the websites and a bold stunning header can do the icing on the cake. It will be the first interaction of the users with the video that they will be playing; hence, the impact needs to be bold enough to get the required attention.
It is a planned marketing strategy for effective presentation and delivering the gist of the story in one liner. An effective use can proof to be beneficial to the owners who have websites of their own.