We all know that technology and the virtual world are constantly evolving. Before you know there is a new trend in the market when it comes to web designing.As a web designer, you should be constantly striving to find the latest and trendy ways to improve the entire look of your website If you really want to see how much the web designing industry has progressed, view your website page which was four or five years back and you will be amazed to witness the obvious peculiarity between the old ones and the modern ones. Earlier, the trend was to focus more on media capabilities but now as per the new trends it is all about usability and latest stylish looks.
It is not easy to predict trends for an industry which is changing with the blink of any eye. You never know what is going to be in and what is going to out from the trend list by 2013 arrives. As a designer, you have a lot more responsibility to handle in this transition period. On one hand you will be designing websites to please clients by following trends set in 2012 and on another hand, you will be designing stuff in a way so that you can set new trends for 2013. Today, in this article we will discuss some of our predictions as far as web design trends in 2013 are concerned.
Prediction #1 – Responsive Templates:
This prediction is expected to turn out absolutely true as we all know that new kind of desktop and mobile devices are being introduced in the market every now and then. Our Each device, be it desktop or mobile, will vary in screen size and other proportions. The reason why responsive templates is expected to be in trends of 2013 is that designers cannot design a new design for individual website. It will not only take a lot of your time but will also cost you a fortune.
Responsive templates will eliminate all of these problems because of its ability to respond to the size of the device being used. Thanks to responsive web designs, designers will not have to make a new layout for different mobile and desktop devices. A single design will work perfectly on all devices. No would avoid this trend because this trend is expected to make things much more convenient for all the designers.
Prediction #2 – Designed Typography:
Thanks to the variations available in Typography, designers have a lot of fonts available to select from. However, selecting typography is no longer a small decision and selecting a trendy typography design is very important. Our prediction is that 2013 is going to be the year of typography as it will be given much, much importance. In fact, typography will become an integral part of any website’s design. Designers will no longer replace text with the beautiful images and will try to enhance website’s beauty through typography. By 2013, it is expected that designers will give typography a lot of importance because it is considered to be the foundation of any website.
Prediction # 3 – Vertical Scrolling:
Websites’ optimization is going to be a very important decision. Nowadays, a lot of websites offer both, vertical and horizontal scrolling as far as mobile devices are concerned. However, vertical scrolling will lead the trend in 2013. 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. When a user is scrolling a page down, the header menu should scroll down with it so that the user does not have to go upwards to view the menu again. Same goes for shopping carts and social buttons. Vertical scrolling will be in demand because it allows user a friendly navigation throughout the website.
webduos.com is an example of Vertical Scrolling. you can only see scroll on vertical..its an example of Responsive Design.
Prediction # 4 – Huge Buttons:
Since the ‘touch & tap’ is getting famous with every passing day, we can totally expect the trend of huge buttons in the upcoming year. Initially, big and huge buttons were being used just for the beautification purposes however, in 2013; they are expected to become a necessity. Huge buttons will definitely make tapping a lot easier but yes, this trend does have a flaw i.e., huge buttons would definitely require more graphics which will result into slowing down of the website. Designers will have to find a way out or else this trend might not last long. Let’s see what 2013 has in store for buttons.
Prediction # 5 – Branding will take a hike:
We all know that businesses want their brand to be noticeable; people should be able to recognize their brand within seconds. The year to come is expected to focus more on designing the brand instead of simply designing a website pertaining to the latest trends. Designers will focus more on selecting the things that will compliment the brand itself or enhance the beauty of the logo. Designer will focus more on translating the business through the website and this trend is expected to last for a long time. It is very important for you as a business owner to get a website designed which represent your brand’s image and designers will research and give you a site exactly like this.
Prediction # 6 – Parallax Scrolling:
2013 will see a lot of increase in the usage of parallax scrolling effects. This thing has been in the industry for sometime but earlier it was associated with video games only. This feature will basically allow designers to control the depth of design objects on the website being designed.
Above mentioned web design trends are only predictions by some of the experts and along with these we can definitely see a lot of other trends in 2013. Are there any trends that you think will hit the designing world in 2013? If yes, please share them with us.