4 Top Web Design Trends for 2013

When it comes to affordable web design, it seems 2013 is going to see some changes in the trends. Let’s have a look at 4 top web design trends for this year.

  • Typography – Front & Centre

    Web designers are focused on the weight each component, like JavaScript or images, has on the site they are building. In the last couple of years there have been huge improvements to web type, which means that typography usages is likely to become the central design element. Layouts and typography based on content can be made responsive much easier.

  • Designs That Are More Responsive

    Responsive websites aren’t new, but what is new is the methodology behind the responsive web design. 2012 we saw a focus on responsive designs for new devices like the iPad mini. For 2013, the focus is more likely to be focused around the responsiveness of the website itself rather than the numerous devices on the market.

  • Say Goodbye to Flash

    This really isn’t a big surprise as Flash was already on the decline in 2012. Flash isn’t good for SEO, and tons of mobile devices don’t support the use of Flash, specifically Apple devices. It’s always crashing browsers, which is a real pain! And of course, there are a lot of technologies that can now do what Flash does. Since Flash is already on life support it’s possible that 2013 could be the year we put Flash to rest.

  • Say Goodbye to Annoying Skeuomorphisms

    Apple was one of the first to go nuts with skeuomorphism, but even they are questioning their own design now. There’s no benefit to drag things from the past into current technologies, because it prevents us from advancing. For example, Apple provides a bookshelf where you put your books we are reading or going to read, but we know that we put these e-books on our devices without actually having a bookshelf. Devices will look for new advancements that are more beneficial than skeuomorphism.

There you have it – four of the top web design trends for this year. Are you ready to get trendy?