Trends on web design in 2012
About a decade or more ago someone once defined the web as reading a magazine and going to your neighbor’s home to ask him to come over and flip to the next page for you. That was how sluggish, hefty and tiresome the WWW was.
But so much has changed on the net that you can barely recognize it from just a couple years ago. Just as much as cars produce a new model every four years with major changes, the net goes on a facelift each year.
Right before the year concludes, promising styles on web designs emerge. Half the year was already consumed. Let’s observe just what the standouts are:
2010 was said to be the year of the tablet. Of course web designs have been scrambling to generate sites that are touch-friendly. With more and more variants of iPhone and iPad and nearly every phone turning into Android-controlled, web design has produced a different entity concentrating on mobile site designs that have touch screen capacity.
See how netbooks’ prices are slipping further down. It simply goes to show that it’s heading the way of the prehistoric and mobile devices is the new frontier.
Web Design Big and Small
Also described as Responsive Web Design, this is just web designs that are adaptable whether you put it on a wide screen, flat panel, full HD capacity 32 inch monitor or a palm-sized iPhone or a 7inch Samsung Galaxy Tab.
This is why some sites are classified into mobile and the standard full site. The mobile sites are the scaled down editions of the full site to avoid overcrowding. But as Responsive Web Design is climbing up the trend ladder, so will web designs be a little more highly evolved that easily transforms from full screen to palm-sized.
Forget about Tumblr (leave them to the tweens), WordPress continues to be master with regards to content management system or CMS. Still the favorite choice of bloggers and as a website, WordPress has recently emerged with its 3.0 version with newer themes and fresh new features like custom post and unique article images.
Downloaded 65 million times since it was launched last December, WordPress has made itself simpler to get around, understand and is still the favored son of reinvention.
For some strange, psychological explanation, the circle shape has an attractive draw as a web design. Tests were carried out on what form has the most eye-catching power and this spherical shape won it hands down. Because of this, most logos are circle-centric. This 2012, especially, it’s been increasing rapid reputation in the web design business.
Magazines Going Online
Not that we’re not feeling rather nostalgic to see the gradual demise of print, but trees are happy and it’s much more stream-lined. No more bulky heaps we don’t know what to do with.
Magazines are reinventing themselves too by shifting to the online camp. It’s like shifting workplace and ultimately adapting the latest technology that’s been disregarded due to spending budget constrained. It’s a new era for media.
These are exciting times for the web design sector as so much are still untouched terrain. Something new is always coming up and it’s just amazing to watch them go by like a parade.
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