Internet technology and design industry have seen constant evolution ever since their inception. By the year 2011, we all have seen positive growth in the design industry; not only this, learning web designing has also become a lot easier thanks to all the information available over the internet and in libraries. Today, we will be discussing a few designs which have gained popularity in 2011 and are becoming the trendiest web designs of 2012. These trends have introduced and include some great new design techniques and they have been playing a great role in designing trendiest websites. Also, implementing these features is not a big deal because they are easy to understand with less complex coding.
Top 15 Web Design Trends of 2012
Responsive User interface designs
Apart from this registration process has been made a lot easier. Earlier, you had to submit entire content to find out if there is an issue in submitting. Nowadays, automated checking is being implemented for important fields so there are no fake email addresses, replica names and incorrect passwords. This actually saves a lot of time on user’s end.
Smartphones and touchscreen mobile devices
It has been some time now that smartphones are being used as an alternate to desktop and people prefer browsing over the internet. By the year 2011, designers realized that it is important to have a separate mobile interface and this is exactly why 2011 and 2012 have been flooded with mobile sites. Apart from smartphones, we all know how popular iPhone and Android has become. This has obviously increased the ‘touch command’ interaction. You can either go for responsive designing and convert your current web design into a mobile one or you can create a separate mobile design altogether which is normally suggested because it gives the best results. Make sure with your design, users are able to tap, drag, flick, pinch, spread, press and what not.
We all love free downloads don’t we? It has been years since web designers have been sharing their content for others to benefit from it but according to the latest trend, digital artists have been doing the same. They have been providing wonderful freebies for web designers to benefit from. Websites such as Download PSD are updated almost daily with amazing freebies for web designers. You can get free interfaces, logos, banners a lot of other relevant stuff.
HTML5 & CSS3
These archetypes have gained a lot of popularity in 2011 and it is still increasing. I can also predict that these archetypes are here to stay. HTML5 and CSS3 will have an enormous future in the web development world. In order to learn these more, you should experiment daily instead of following the same trends set already. These new standard will also ease up things with JaveScript and JQuery.