With the turn of every New Year Web Design goes through a new phase of evolution. New and innovative web design trends are introduced and web sites are remodeled to remain aligned to the new updates. Some of these trends are highlighted below.
2014 has given the clarion call of “less is more”. Web sites are rushing to clear their clutter and make their pages simpler. Users are encouraged to retrieve information from flatter designs and simple navigation.
Use of Videos as Background
In an attempt to add a more professional touch more and more organizations are indicating a preference for using Videos as the backdrop to their websites. As customers are increasingly attracted towards such sites that help to promote their business process through video rather than static content, the use of video has been perceived as a positive step towards converting potential leads into sales.
Interactive Web sites
The Web is an interesting platform which combines the power of various media. Added to this is the latest trend of engaging user interaction to make the Web all the more exciting. The use of this trend has been utilized in creating Interactive websites which engage users effectively to generate productive results.
Multiple font Typography
Another latest trend that is picking up speed is the use of more than one font in one web site. Though prone to generating adverse results, if intelligently used, this may turn out to create some quirky and interesting designs for 2014 websites.
New form plugins
This is probably one of the most popular web design trends in 2014. Developing websites that are compatible for viewing in any device and are intuitively built to adapt to any user behavior is also probably a vital need of the hour. As the world turns digital, the Internet becomes available everywhere and is no longer confined within the desktop or the laptop. Your websites need to look as good and usable on laptops and desktops as on Smartphones, tablets and every other mobile device.
Most of 2014 will therefore see websites becoming more responsive and more flexible.
Bold Neon Colors
2014 is going all out to make a mark in web design. The latest in a long line of innovative trends is the use of bold neon colors on websites. This helps to make websites look more vibrant and imparts them with more energy. The shades of fluorescent and neon colors will be primarily used to highlight the primary elements attracting viewer attention.
Web Design has probably reached its most daring and innovative stage of evolution. In that sense, 2014 can be considered to be a milestone year in Web Design. User reaction to these new web design trends needs to be watched and evaluated in order to decide on its future.
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