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Current web design trends

Large photo or video background 

Using large photographs or videos as part of your background is a very popular trend.  Many sites have been incorporating these features as a way to appeal to their visitors visually and grab their attention. This is a clear way to show your audience what you are selling as soon as they land on your page.

Bold Headlines and Large Typography

Oversized fonts and bold page headers instantly attract the viewers eye, much in the same way as large images do.

This typographic style falls in line with content first design as it makes it easy for site visitors to identify what they are looking for and quickly access important information.

This technique works best when the text is set against a contrasting background, or if the background is plain, the text can afford to be a more elaborate and expressive design, adding interest to the site page.

Responsive layouts in web design

The idea of responsive web design is to support all devices from desktops and laptops to smartphones and tablets. 

Responsive web design is a technique that allows web designers to create flexible web page layouts that adapt and change depending on the screen size of the device. This allows us to optimize user experience providing different ways for people to access the websites.

What are the benefits of responsive web design?

  • Your website looks the same on whatever device.
  • There is no need for the visitor to zoom in to read content on a smaller device. 
  • It creates a more consistent user experience. 
  • All pages are available on every device.

CSS3 Effects

As browsers increase support for CSS3, a large number of designers are taking advantage of the possibilities offered by the updated scripting language.

This allows web designers to create a variety of features, such as adding transparent sections to the page, shadows and even animations using a lightweight scripting language instead of heavy PNG transparent images or Flash and overall, a much softer look can be achieved.