While obtaining my undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University (Whoop!), I took the Intro to Environmental Design class. The professor divided the semester into two parts. The first part of the semester we learned to draw and then the second half we sketched objects, buildings, and structures created from our imagination. Part of our assignment was to study a building that appeared, on the surface to have no redeeming qualities, to the uneducated eye, the building was boring.
Today’s topic is, “Cracking down on comment spammers”
The beginning of any new year gives each & every website developer super powers. Yes, super powers. Come January, website developers everywhere can tell you exactly which website design trends will appear in the next 12 months. After these super visions settle, we like to take a look back on the year & see exactly which website design trends flourished and kick to the curb the ones that flopped.
The beginning of 2014 did not experience much innovation. Still riding on the coat tails of 2013, we saw bloggers write about simple designs, special typography & responsive websites.
Been there, done that.
A look back on what made the web world turn
The new year will be here soon, and website developers are already looking at next year’s trends. So without any ado, let’s take a look back at the 2013 website design trends.
Responsive Website Design
Responsive website design is by far the top website design trend for 2013. With ways to view websites increasing daily, mobile apps have taken a back seat to pages that conform to any size screen. Responsive website design has many benefits. First, it makes websites more user-friendly as a whole. The more user-friendly a website is, the more likely a viewer will become a buyer. Responsive website design also makes sharing websites on social media easier, which means more exposure for small businesses.
Imagine this, you’re at your local coffee shop. Instead of reading through the newspaper, you’re catching up on email, perhaps doing a few Google searches. Somehow you have wandered onto a website while casually consuming data.
In this type of setting, the person is typically using their smartphone or tablet with one hand. Scrolling up and down, but not doing a whole lot of advanced moves. If the content on your website is easy for this user to consume, the result is they will be more engaged. If the content is hard for this user to consume, then they might find themselves zooming in and out of the screen or worse they might be panning from one side to the other. There is a good chance they might even go to another website instead.