Web Design Trends in 2009
Posted on:  Jan 07, 2010

2010 has knocked our doors, and here we are, all set to rock in this New Calendar Year. Trends change, and new ideas float in in every field and genre. Very similar to Fashion Designing, Interior Designing and Architecture, the trends in Web Designing industry keeps changing too.

Let us take a look at the year gone by, and analyze the trends in Web Designing industry…
Web 2.0 remained the mainstream…tomorrow it may become passé and no more duly revered. Similarly, the honorable W3C might write a new transcript for the designing standards and the web designers need to abide by them. Web Design continues to be a thriving business and designers examine the latest trends to keep them ahead in the “The best Web Design India Company” race. Following Web Design tips & techniques were followed throughout 2009:
Content Sliders: An alternative to Flash, the Java-enabled content sliders were used by many designers in 2009. Content sliders also adhere to the Web 2.0 standards as they are interactive in nature. As the reader adjusts the sliders to view the information, they get to interact with the website too. Many Web Design companies think that Content Sliders are a great way to manage content in a refined manner.
Bold is Better: W3C, Web 2.0 and the web design experts reiterated that bold text is the latest design trend. Editing only headlines in bold font became a history. The logo and text were in bold font as well. Mini thumbnails were out- remember the bold Facebook and Twitter logo? Even the “sign up now” button on twitter is highlighted in bold and arrests the viewer’s attention.
Social Media Icons: If you look at the upfront websites of 2009, seldom would you find social media icons missing. They are now not considered just extra icons supporting the main content; the social media icons rather make a good use of the blank space and are considered important links in the navigation structure. You cannot ignore the text like “spread/promote this post”, “subscribe to our RSS feed” and “recommended” highlighted on the main pages.
Blocks and Mini Blocks: A predefined menu with Home Page, About Us, Services and Contact links were a practice of the past. In 2009, most Web Designers favored Blocks and Mini Blocks than paragraphed content. Blocks are an area of page with a border, header and footer, to form logically connected elements like links, text, an article preview or a scheme. You may use Blocks with optional shadow.
White Space: White space is an important web design technique for many reasons. Even when the web page has huge illustrations and vibrant graphics, white space is needed to clean the mess and reduce eye strain.
Web Design trends are a fashion statement. Web Design companies in India need to ensure that the web design looks fresh. And it’s fresh when it’s latest! Web 2.0 ruled in the past year, who knows we offer RIP prayers to it soon and welcome some other standard? So keeping abreast with the LATEST is the key to success. What do you say about it? Would these trends continue in Twenty Ten? Or would they be just obsolete? Let’s discuss.
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Reader's Comments
 Jan 08, 2010 at 12:54 AM
well just like other things around, web designing is also going under drastic changes. w3c endeavors to introduce the new and far better web design techniques. May be the major things like use of icons be in trend but no one knows what`s new w3c is thinking to keep the momentum high. However, to update readers of this blog, w3c is also working on HTML 5 which has the potential to reduce a lot of code for programmers. Stay tunned ;-)
 Jan 11, 2010 at 11:38 PM
W3C for HTML 5, sounds interesting Ankit...can you please throw some more light on it? Blog Author
 Jan 22, 2010 at 13:14 PM
ya as per the documentation released by W3C, in HTML 5 you will get the predefined tags for header, banner, content, content containers(left and right or may be middle), footer. This describes the basic structure of a webpage and eases up a lot of work for front-end programmers. This may also reduce the code drastically. May be in future they come up with more predefined tags that makes the creation of webpages a child`s play...
 Feb 18, 2010 at 00:30 AM
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Ravi Gupta
 Feb 23, 2010 at 00:54 AM
that is really a fantastic post ! added to my favourite blogs list.. I have been reading your blog last couple of weeks and enjoy every bit. Thanks.
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