Popular Web Design Trends 2011 – Part 4

Customers are using the web on-the-go to make quick decisions, whether it’s browsing for information, finding a restaurant, making decisions about travel, buying clothes, planning a new house,  checking out a favorite TV program or keeping in touch on Facebook. That’s why it’s crucial to have a user-friendly version of your website that’s accessible to mobile users.

Here are a few things to keep uppermost in your mind for mobile web design:

  1. Keep it simple
  2. Remove clutter – cut content to minimum
  3. Think of what your user is looking for and make it easy to get that information
  4. Design for fingertip navigation
  5. Re-design website navigation for mobile usage\Use icons large and speak with images
  6. Single-column layouts work well
  7. Experiment with horizontal as well as vertical formats
  8. Use rich images and large logos for memorability – games, movies etc can be shown with rich colors, textures and depth
  9. Put networking logos upfront for easy sharing

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Popular Web Design Trends 2011:

  1. Hand-drawn Design
  2. Mega Design Elements – Fonts, Headers & Footers
  3. Parallax 3-D Effects
  4. Mobile-friendly Websites
  5. Use of CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery 
  6. Social Networking Integration
  7. Minimalism
  8. Magazine-style Layouts

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