Hottest Trends To Web Design In 2013 by Sameera Thilakasiri

Hottest Trends To Web Design In 2013 by Sameera Thilakasiri

Hottest Trends To Web Design In 2013

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Sameera Thilakasiri

March 28, 2013
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  1. Hottest Trends To Web Design In 2013 by Sameera Thilakasiri

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  2. Responsive Layouts by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @

    sameerast 2 The idea is to support all devices from laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, and anything released in the future.
  3. Retina Image Support Apple first engineered this idea with the

    iPhone 4 and has since applied this screen display onto their other devices, including the iPad and some MacBooks. Retina screens are basically twice as dense as any average LCD. So they are the same number of physical pixels, but digitally twice as many pixels can be fitted into the same physical space. 3 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast
  4. Single-Page Web Design Single page design is a big topic

    and covered under many different categories. Obviously there have been single-page websites since the creation of the World Wide Web. But over the recent years we have seen this trend evolve to sport a more natural user experience. by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast 4
  5. Fixed navigation/ Fixed Header Bars 5 by Sameera Thilakasiri |

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  6. Enormous photo backgrounds and Large images used for large impact

    visuals. Photographers or even fans of photography will definitely enjoy this design trend. It’s an excellent way to capture your visitor’s attention and it can look great when done properly. 6 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast
  7. Lazy loading / infinite scrolling 7 by Sameera Thilakasiri |

    www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast A number of social media websites have begun applying infinite scroll effects onto dashboards and timelines and user feeds. This effect was gaining traction due to the popularity of Twitter and Tumblr’s unique layout style. And now more recently Pinterest has also adopted this infinite page scroll on their homepage.
  8. Vertical Scrolling Vertical scrolling is easy, convenient for all the

    mobile users. Vertical scrolling is quite user friendly, efficient and definitely allows easy navigation. Apart from all this, another trend that is expected to hit 2013 is vertical scrolling of menus and buttons. 8 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast
  9. CSS Transparency The new CSS3 properties have allowed for opacity

    edits on any webpage element. This means you have control to generate transparency in any modern web browser – no Photoshop required! This trend of web design transparency was recently discussed on Codrops with some very enlivening talking points. 9 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast
  10. Digital QR Codes The abundance of mobile smartphones has led

    to a surge of QR Code apps. This stands for Quick Response Code and has developed from the older UPC barcodes. You will find these tagged everywhere from restaurants to event venues and automobile sales lots. 10 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast
  11. Detailed Illustrations Newer design trends are all about catching and

    holding one’s attention. I feel that illustrations perform this task brilliantly. The problem is finding a designer who can make such impeccable works of art, or even teaching yourself. 11 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast
  12. Mobile Navigation Toggle When speaking of responsive design one of

    the most difficult questions is how to build a solid navigation. You want to give your readers direct access to all your important links, without flooding the page making it unreadable. It is also a good idea to keep your responsive navigation hidden away until it’s needed. 12 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast
  13. Fullscreen Typography Earlier I mentioned using big oversized photographs in

    the background of website layouts. This trend can be extended to focus on typography as well: designing your webpage text so it fills the entirety of the browser. Some users may find this annoying. But this is not often the case if the layout is fitted perfectly for super-large text. 13 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast
  14. CSS3 Animations The CSS3 transition property and all the related

    browser prefixes offers CSS dynamic effects just like JavaScript. Designers can now animate effects on the page based on different CSS properties. I have seen a lot of nice hover effects and form input fields using these transitions the right way. 14 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast
  15. Circular Design Elements The trend of circles within website layouts

    is something newer and has been given a lot of attention recently. Designers like circles because they are clean, neat, and generally fit into any layout block. You can build patterns and even fix your page elements into circular designs (eg. user avatars, share buttons, post dates, etc). 15 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast
  16. Thank you 16 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter

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  17. Author Sameera Thilakasiri is a front-end developer based in Colombo.

    Specialist in UI, UX, SEO, IA, IxD, RWD. He is blogging technical areas and lifestyle photographer while is leisure. He can be reached by http://www.sameerast.com 17 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | Twitter @ sameerast