Recent Trends in Website Design
The number of mobile devices is continually growing. Also, the use of mobile to access the website is on the increase. As a result, website design is no longer limited to desktop computers any more. It has also gone beyond browser compatibility worries. The iPhone’s has indeed impacted on the trend of website design. The popularity of iPhone all over the world is enormous. Also, its lack of flash support, and focus on thumb navigation is huge.
Websites can be seen with overall layouts that look like an app as well as changing the way they use flash, utilizing large buttons instead of text links, using crisp quality images and video and consistent branding, colors, layout and typography between the website and official app.
In addition to designing with mobile in mind, designers have more to contend with. First is multiple devices (tablets, e-readers, smartphones). Second is catering to the OS version for each type of device.
Responsive Web Design
A fluid grid is an adaptive grip layout. With it, every element resizes itself to the proportion to the container. As a result, there is no need for further structure or back-end coding. Responsive web design takes fluid grids further by utilizing embedded media queries in the CSS. Essentially, it responds based on the media device the user is accessing the website with.
The iPad’s touchscreen, advanced retina display, and ability to flip between landscape and portrait pushed design to accommodate the user’s preferences, switching between devices and natural hand-movements in a way that had never been done before with traditional desktop layouts.
Full Screen Apps
Hi-res displays meant that designers: needed to either update, keep multiple sizes of, or only use extremely hi-res raster-based images. It also implies that designers use vector-based images which can accommodate any resolution.
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