Technology is ever changing and it is changing us in the process. It is changing the way we think, the way we experience and the way we perceive things. Technology is also responsible for changing the nature of the internet as well as the elements which drives it. Elements like a Web site and website design has gone through several changes and the process has not stopped till now.
2013 has been quite an eventful year from the perspective of the website design. Be it the responsive or the parallax ones, the subject of website design has hinted a bigger horizon than what we have experienced now. As we enter the final quarter of 2013, we can definitely draw a hypothesis about what really can be expected from website design in the coming year. This blog post would be taken into account some of the changes which may take place in 2014.
1. Make Way for more Flat Design
Flat Design has been something which has taken most of the spotlight of the IT scenario this year. After being introduced by the Windows 8 operating system, the flat design has taken the world by storm. This kind of design banks on the 2D images to embrace the screen removing any instances skeuomorphism or realistic elements from the graphics.
Following the minimalist aspect of the design, the main motive of the flat design is to go by the element of simplicity. The use of bevel, shadow and gradient are restricted in this kind of design. Not a single touch of 3D element is there in the design. This banality of the whole website makes it apart from the rest.
2. Typographical Changes
The aspect of typography has always been the crucial part of the website design process. The coming year shows several promises to change the conventional use of fonts. Usually in the context of designs, web designers use one typographical category all throughout the website. Be it one serif with one sans serif font or one serif and one script or one script with one serif or one sans-serif font.
The recent trend in website design definitely shows the mix-and-matching of several typographical categories. This will definitely change the way we read and perceive websites.
3. Designing Without the Use of Code
Web site designers, since the beginning of the internet, have tried to simplify the way they design. Several sites have been coming up online which cater to web designers who are not conversant with the aspect of coding.
Codeless design definitely promises to be more efficient and productive in many aspects. One’s knowledge of Adobe Photoshop would be enough to drive the designing elements of the website.
4. Designs Which Supports Retina Display
The latest iteration of Apple products such as Apple Mac Book Pro, iPhone 4 as iPad has brought the concept of retina display to the foreground. What separates Retina display from regular display is the very high pixel density in each of its images.
Website Designers are developing websites which are optimised for the retina display technology. 2014 would definitely mark a new era with the concept of retina display going more main stream.
5. Websites Designed To Run Like Apps
With HTML 5 unleashed in the web world, certain elements within the website can be accessed via the browser. The website by itself can act as a wholesome app. Some of the website which falls into this category includes Google Docs as well as the photo editing website like the Pixlr.
These websites are compatible with any of the devices which are available at the moment and they can be accessed through the internet.
6. Whitespace to highlight Content
Whitespace is an element which has been used extensively in the recent times for highlighting the actual content of the website. The concept of whitespace is extensively used by the web designer to make the website look far less cluttered than usual.
There has been occurrence of the use of several other colours to break the clutter. But the use of white has been preferred in most cases. White space is becoming essential nowadays for separating icons, screen shots and buttons from the main content. It is a huge possibility that whitespace would be used in between heading and the paragraph.
So these are few of the changes which can be accounted for about website design. So what are your opinions about the aesthetic changes which are going to occur in the website design scenario? You are free to express them in the comment section below.