10 Web Design Trends for ‘09


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A prenstation on design trends, nothing earth shattering but wanted to give a simple slide for internal users

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10 Web Design Trends for ‘09

  1. 1. 10 Web Design Trends for ‘09 These are some of the observation on trends, design decisions and coding solutions
  2. 2. 1. Embossing or Letter Press An interesting trend of using pressed letter or embossing in web design, the simple reason may be it is rarely used. Observe ȸNaresh Narendran
  3. 3. 2. Rich User Interfaces Increased use of AJAX& Flash, more beautiful and usable, much more white space over the last year, more padding and more space for various design elements Observe ȸNaresh Narendran
  4. 4. 3. PNG transparency PNG transparency, although unsupported by IE6, seems to have gained popularity on the scene, often used either in header or footer of designs Observe ȸNaresh Narendran
  5. 5. 4. BIG Typography big typography is popular, modern websites use big typography to communicate the most important messages of their websites to their users. Observe ȸNaresh Narendran
  6. 6. 5. Font Replacement As designers pay more attention to typography, they also pay more attention to the fonts that are used for the copy, sFIR to the rescue, replaces font seamlessly Observe ȸNaresh Narendran
  7. 7. 6. Modal Boxes or Lightboxes serve as a user-friendly alternative to classic JavaScript windows and support users by focusing their attention on the most important area of the website * we use it but in a very limited way Observe ȸNaresh Narendran
  8. 8. 7. Media Blocks many sites use media blocks, main advantage is that they can communicate content quickly and effectively and make it easier for users to consume information Observe ȸNaresh Narendran
  9. 9. 8. The Magazine Look An interesting development is the adaptation of traditional (print) media techniques, the use of typography, grid-based designs and text alignment Observe ȸNaresh Narendran
  10. 10. 9. Carousels or Slideshows Instead of clicking through various sections of the website for their favorite stories, users can quickly skim through the available stories without vertical scrolling Observe ȸNaresh Narendran
  11. 11. 10. And a whole bunch of others… Watercolor, an alternate color Handwriting, convey a palette that bring in a different energy and personality and an individual note in times convey certain emotional cue when perfect, boxy and rounded elements can be of the website to the website visitor found almost everywhere One page layout, smart way to add interactivity and designers try to initiate a more effective dialogue with Texture adds dimension to virtually “speaking” visitors, lets call it a engage the user there by increase stickiness any style of design, if applied properly, reasons it’s so popular is because of navigation instead of the static version based on keyword Observe ȸNaresh Narendran its versatility
  12. 12. Questions Observe ȸNaresh Narendran