5 Modern Web Design Elements for 2014

If you browse the web regularly, you’ve probably noticed that some things have changed. Indeed, the design of websites has evolved over the last few years and this year it has culminated with a striking leap from the old way of laying out websites. When it comes to your website, having a fresh new look is important, because a dated website connotes that you or your business may be living in the past. These days, the text is different, the colors are more vibrant and there is a simplicity that gives websites a certain kind of sophistication that wasn’t possible before – mostly because of older and less advanced programming platforms and subpar resolution. Here are five modern web design elements for 2014.

  1. Diverse typography. These days, font treatments and typography is vastly different on web platforms. One of the main reasons why typography has changed is because there is more to choose from. Only a few years ago, there were only about six fonts to choose from if you wanted your website to be readable. However, with faster processing chips and unique applications, web designers are able to utilize many more unique fonts, which can really set a website apart.
  2. New mouse-over features. Websites are supposed to be intuitive and many designers utilize programming features and codes to make them even easier to navigate. For instance, text that changes color when you mouse over it lets you know that the text is probably a link. These days, though, web design companies, likeĀ The Web Shoppe, have taken these mouse-over capabilities to a new level. For instance, you may see web buttons and text that not only changes color, but also creates a special effect – like the effect of sinking into the page. This can make web navigation so much more intuitive.
  3. Flat design. This is by far one of the biggest web design elements of 2014. Flat design is literally everywhere these days – from our desktop applications to our websites. Flat design is interesting, because it literally strips the website to its bare elements. For instance, faux leather backgrounds are replaced with a simple, soft black or brown color. And instead of a logo having a sharp edge with a drop shadow, it now has a soft edge and no drop shadow. Flat design also incorporates a lot of primary colors.
  4. Infinite scrolling. In older website design, clicking to different pages was the norm. These days, though, there is no clicking to a new page – there are scripts that allow you to scroll infinitely. On a blog that has a button for a next page, having to click each time can get pretty tiring. Infinite scrolling allows you to keep browsing until you reach the last page – with minimal clicking.
  5. Large images. One of the biggest problems with shopping online is the fact that it can be hard to know what a product looks like. However, by incorporating much larger images, you can actually see the details of products. Some web designers take it an extra step and allow you to zoom in. In the end, websites just look better with larger photography.

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