Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Biggest Trends In Web Design

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Web design has been evolving constantly since the birth of the web, but the last few years have seen some especially dramatic changes. If you have a website and haven't updated your design, it might be time to take a look and decide whether a redesign or all new site is right for you.

Here are a few features that have emerged in the last couple of years as indispensable:

Responsive Web Design

Responsive design allows your site to run on multiple devices and browser sizes seamlessly and without image clipping or reading difficulties. In the past, mobile devices often had difficulties running on conventional websites, which were typically designed for large computer monitors. Responsive design allows a site to run on any size monitor, without the laborious development of separate designs for each individual platform. Responsive design saves development time and money, reduces site complexity, and lets your site look the best that it can.

Use of a Content Management System

Once upon a time, updating a website was a process that involved delving into layers of code - even if the necessary change was something so small as adding a couple of words to a particular paragraph. Some sites may still be built in this way today - and they'll look great. However, better alternatives have emerged. Content Management Systems serve as an invisible system beneath your site's service. A CMS will allow you to update and manage your site without ever looking at any code.

Design Language

One last thing you should consider is the way in which your site is designed. The rise of mobile web-browsing has seen a shift to easy-to-read, standardized buttons and icons that display well on a relatively small screen. This allows mobile users to have the best possible experience, while also looking great on desktops, too.

Take a look at Imagine Solutions if you're considering a new design.