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The Future is Here: Top Website Design Trends to Watch Out For in 2016


Hotline Web Design - Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Whether you're planning a serious overhaul of your existing website, or bringing your business online for the first time, it pays to take not of a few essential tips and tricks to future-proof your site and keep it heads and shoulders above the competition. Whether you're looking to trounce the local competition in Lloydminster, or give your service an international outreach, these five web design trends should help set you on the way to online success. 

 

Lead with a Great Image 

Bandwidth increases have meant that even HD images can be downloaded in mere moments. Make sure your site makes a stunning first impression with an eye-catching lead image. If you've got the capability, securing an original high-definition image relevant to your site and service is a must. If you don't, there's plenty of mesmerizing stock images out there to utilize. 

Card Layouts 

A stalwart of entertainment websites, card layouts are particularly effective when you want to present several different pieces of content in a relatively small amount of space. Easy to rearrange and optimize for different device displays, the card layout is flexible and user-friendly. 

Make the Most of Animations 

With faster loading times and improved bandwidth across all device types, animations are becoming more and more commonplace online. Whether you're looking to take your visitors on a journey, or simply want to keep them entertained while they wait for content to buffer or load, animations are a great way of engaging every visitor to your site. If you prefer a sleeker, more minimal layout, animations are particularly useful and can dramatically streamline the amount of content visible on-screen at any one time. Think hover effects, hidden menus and galleries. 

Responsive Design 

As more and more users turn exclusively to their mobile devices for internet access, responsive design has never been so important. Mobile-friendliness is now a crucial consideration used by Google, so responsive design is something that can't be ignored. If you're targeting users who browse between devices, you'll want to ensure a seamless experience for them, from whatever they're surfing on. 

Keep it Classic 

It's easy to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to web design trends, and it takes some insight and discernment to identify the best ones to use.. Work with an experienced website design company such as Hotline Web Design so you can nail down an aesthetic you're completely happy with. 


Source:
(82% Of Sites Use Responsive Web Design In 2015? Try 11.8%, MarketingLand.com)



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Reta Cullen commented on 31-Jul-2017 06:11 AM
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