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Changing Design Trends Of 2013

We love talking about web trends, because it’s kind of predicting the future. The web design and development industry is usually very «liable»to the trends, which appear in IT world and change the flow. It’s important to stay up-to-date, flexible and ready for the changes (which always come!); and obviously, to follow the new tendencies and developments.

Minimalism

Minimalism definitely gives more professional look to a website. Very often less is more:this is a new approach, which is appreciated and followed by web designers.

Infinite Scrolling

Infinite scrolling (like one used in Google Images search) is really liked by the users. Scrolling more and more will bring you to the needed image instead of clicking numerous pages.

Focus on Responsiveness

Smartphones and tablets changed a lot in web-world. Technologies make us find new ways to surf the Internet: responsive feature makes you feel comfortable while browsing the web on different gadgets, desktops, and laptops.

Mobile Web Designing

If you are not eager to go for the responsive (adaptive) web designing (which is weird, I am sorry!), then at least make the design mobile-friendly. The website layout should be displayed equally well with iPhone, Windows 8 phones, or Galaxy line.

Design Transparency

CSS 3 features would be a great way out, if you do not like complex editing procedures in Photoshop. You can easily edit the design elements in terms of varying opacity.

Less Flash

It would be no news for you, that Flash is no more considered as SEO friendly. Recently, Flash has been replaced by HTML 5 and JavaScript. Moreover, Flash designs don’t work fine with mobile devices.

Large Background Images

Large photography in website background is definitely a trend in the web design industry. Why not use it for your website?

Social Media Appeal

Have you seen a website without social media buttons recently? Nope, I have not either! Use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and many other buttons to help your website visitors easily link and share the content they like! Social media is one of the most influential web marketing tools! Don’t underestimate it : )

The Coolest Recent IT News


It is never too late to learn, guys! Let’s check what has happened during the last week in IT sphere:

First of all, a new tool was released: meet Webflow – http://webflow.com!
Webflow tool enables you to create responsive layouts and pixel-perfect designs directly in your browser, without writing line of code.

You can drag and drop elements on the page, and style them any way you want. The developers state that if you’re familiar with Photoshop, you’ll love Webflow. Moreover, Webflow generates beautiful, production-ready HTML and CSS.

Also, do not forget to check the slide-cast about the principles of adaptive design by Brad Frost!

Pinterest introduced a new look with bigger pins, as well as web analytics for site owners.

The tool is available to companies with a verified Web site on the social network. The analytics provide detailed information on the amount of people, who have pinned something from their site, seen pins from their pages, or visited their site from the social network. The analytics also show repinned items, and most recent pins. If you have company profile at Pinterest, do not forget to check weekly updates on your profile statistics.

By the way, do not miss the chance to visit superherojs.com. This website is a collection of the best articles, videos and presentations about JavaScript code.

I guess, you would agree that creating, testing and maintaining JS code is not really easy, but now we have a great resource on how to do this!

Google Chrome keeps on experimenting! The guys introduced another experimental demo, which turns any website into interactive 3D labyrinth: http://chrome.com/maze/

Show your respect by visiting Google Graveyard – it’s hard to lose a loved one, especially if that loved one is a Google service. Click on a grave to leave a flower, and let the healing process begin.

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We’ll keep you updated about the hottest news and events in IT galaxy :)

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