Raleigh WordPress Designers
5 Major Trends Adopted by Raleigh WordPress Designers
Introduction. One thing we can attest to is that the web design industry is a fast growing and dynamic industries with new templates, features and designs coming up almost overnight. For those outside the industry keeping up with these changes can be confusing at best and dizzying at worst. However there are a number of pretty impactful trends that you need to have in mind. Most of the changes are technical, a few are security-based while most of them are either aesthetic or functional.
I. Unique and Large Typography. When we start designing we keep in mind that everyaspect of a design is meant to communicate. That’s why the proliferation of new and unique typographyincreases the range of fonts that a firm can choose from. Even then as our client you might have to change all your fonts across different platform since typography is such a central part of a firm’s brand. An increasing number of our client firms are asking for revamp of their site and adopting newer typographs.
II. Large & Responsive Hero Images. The concept of large images enables us to do away with the concept of below and above the fold. This eliminates the need to have A CTA or social buttons besides the image with text. Large hero images are fitted in the background while the text and other content are overlaid on top. These large visually stimulating images aid you in telling the story.
III. Background Videos. One critical trend in design is the concept of video automatically playing in the background. Such videos reduces the amount of text needed to pass a message. Such videos have to be short, concise, engaging and preferably entertaining. However if you choose this route then make sure your video offers a great visual experience. What makes this trend successful is that videos are easier to process than text.
IV. Semi-Flat Design. In 2013 Apple became the first big player to shift to a flat design. A flat design is the elements that isn’t created to give the perception of three dimensions such a shadows. This design loads faster on the sites and it’s easier to read for the site traffic. We often add extra style to our clients site’s flat design by adding subtle dimensions and shadows.
V. Hamburger Menus. On most sites conventional menus tend to have drawdowns with everything listed there. This kind of menu leads site visitors directly to what they need. The downside is that it occupies large part of your site. Alternatively hamburger menus with three lines stacked at the top minimizes navigation and improves user-experience. The improved experience in turn increases the facetime for site traffic