In this fast-moving industry and in San Francisco and San Jose no less, it is crucial to keep abreast of the latest and greatest web design and development trends. The newest features, functionalities, layouts and styles convert more users and routinely keep our clients coming back for more. One year can be a lifetime in the web design world and what was popular last year very likely could be obsolete or faux pas this year.
Just because we specialize in creating responsive WordPress websites, does not mean that we are oblivious to other content management systems out there. Since Squarespace is becoming increasingly popular with small businesses, we have decided to see how it stacks up against WordPress. Please note that for the purposes of this comparison, we are referring to a self-hosted WordPress website where you pay for your own hosting as opposed using the WordPress.com hosting platform.
Now that we are almost a quarter of the way through 2017, you might be wondering what web design trends will play out in the rest of the year. The web design industry is constantly evolving and we always try to stay on top of things to provide richer user experiences that continue to push the limits. Read on to find out what’s hot for this year.
The mobile revolution has made scrolling more preferential than clicking so the one-page website trend is here to stay. Do not be fooled by the simplicity of single-page websites, because they often have all the components of a multi-page website like full-page images, description of products or services, testimonials, photo gallery, testimonials and a contact form. Thanks to web development technologies like CSS3 and AJAX, you can conveniently direct your visitors to specific sections similar to a multi-page website. We are sure that you have seen them out there and we wanted to discuss some of the things that we love and hate about one page websites.
The web has evolved a lot over the last two-plus decades but some longtime web designers and developers have remained set in their ways. Sure I don’t see them being out of work anytime soon but it is it is important to keep abreast of the trends. I remember graduating in 2005 in graphic design only to find that there were very few print design jobs out there because the web was making all of them obsolete. However, even today, there are still colleges churning out graphic design majors like there is no tomorrow despite the bone-dry market. Thus, here are some very noteworthy, game-changing trends to remember when you are cranking out your next Photoshop mockup or mobile-friendly website.