While fashion-savvy individuals can’t wait to see the fashion items from the catwalk runways to the stores, webmasters are all too anticipant to know the best web designs that will be in and hot for the next year. Website designs now are not only there to look at but also to respond with. In this page, we will discuss the top 5 web designs we project for 2013.
Top 5 Web Design Predictions for 2013:
1. High Definition Screen Resolution
Users will want to stay in a site with high retina and screen resolution rather than with one which blurs in when zoomed or maximized. As a designer, you should consider different screen sizes from laptops and computers to handheld devices such as smartphones and mobile tablets. If you’re a digital marketer, avoid using call-to-action links and buttons that are too small, especially if your website does not have a mobile version. Requiring them to pan, scroll and pinch into the screens may be a hassle. So it’s important to create an ideal layout with fitting screen resolution for every popular device.
2. Trendy Typography Design
Typography has not been getting a lot of attention this year, but it will be one that will win the designer’s heart in 2013. As the trend is to speed up the loading of web pages, designers will focus more on text instead of heavy graphics. Images may appear more beautiful but websites can be more enhanced in terms of performance when they have less of these pictures. To substitute, usage of typography designs will be given an increased weight.
3. Big Buttons
Everyone would be looking for touch and tap websites as inherited from smartphone apps. If big buttons were used to beautify websites in 2012, then they won’t be only used as decorations but as part of the necessary items next year. However, big buttons also entail bigger file sizes of graphics which may slow down the loading pages. So designers must watch out and resolve this flaw.
4. HTML 5
Web professionals and experts say that it might be an end of Flash videos and animations as part of digital design in 2013. More websites are now using HTML5 especially for iOS mobile devices. And as this practice is expected to dominate soon, you might say goodbye to Flash completely in a matter of one of two years from now.
5. Less Banners and More Text
Since search engines could not really interpret images and banners and text-based context is integral in SEO projections for the following year, webmasters would be more in the favor of text above the fold. Also, while slideshows look good above the fold as they instigate attention to visual people, text at the top of the page with relevant keywords will function better in targeting leads and prospect customers.
It’s not easy to cast predictions on futuristic styles and designs of websites without a map, magic ball, cards or the palm as guide. There are many considerations such as user-friendly navigation, overall appearance and theme to reflect a good impression of the company and brand, impact on search engines and the satisfaction of users. You can be as creative and innovative as you can be as a web designer. But definitely, offering convenience by optimizing your web pages is key.
About the author: This is a guest post by Celina Conner
Celina Conner is a Yoga Instructor, an alumna of Multimedia and Graphics Design at Martin College Australia and a mother of a beautiful daughter, Krizia. She has a passion in cooking and formulating vegan recipes.Follow her adventures on her Twitter.