Gone are those days when websites had bland text, dull typography, low quality images, and elements that lack appeal or taste. Unfortunately, there are some sites that still lack the spark and elements that attract visitors. If you have web pages that are failing to make their mark, here are some smart website design ideas to make your page pop in 2014.
Content is King
Just like there is no party without guests, there is no website without rich and engaging content. So, when you start designing your business site, ensure that you focus on quality content along with the design. Visually appealing graphics with rich and relevant text is the trend that will rule 2014. It’s not necessary that you have to post lengthy 500 word articles all the time to make your pages pop. This is an age of infographics – the perfect balance of text and visuals – so integrate it into your web pages.
When you are planning the layout of the pages, make sure they look equally attractive and easy-to-navigate on handheld devices like smartphones and tablets along with PCs or laptops. In this age of high-end technology when people are shopping online using their mobile devices, there is nothing more disappointing than coming across a website selling great products but only compatible with PCs!
Embrace responsive web design so that information can be easily accessed and viewed properly on a mobile screen. If your design is not in sync with mobile technology, you are definitely lagging behind.
Give Text a Creative Spin
A mix and match of web fonts will take your website to the next level. Choose up to three types of fonts and use them appropriately throughout the pages to create a wonderful contrast. If your web designer can use typography intelligently, over-reliance on large sized images will lessen and your text based content will benefit in terms of a creative spin.
A Bit of Animation
Now with CSS3 and HTML5, add more spark to your web pages with animation. Parallax scrolling, for example, makes use of such technologies to wow your visitors and creates a remarkable impact to make your site unforgettable. As far as these tools are concerned, they move both the content as well as the graphics along with the page adding more depth and making your website lively and eye-catching.
When it comes to 2014 web design trends, you will do well if you dare to be valiant by using background images that will fit the entire computer screen making a statement. This technique will not only spice up your web pages but also make them more dynamic leaving a prominent impression on the minds of the visitors who land on your page. Yes, they will come back for more!
And, it’s needless to say that your page layouts will be simple and easy to navigate. So, are you planning to revamp your site this year? What ideas are you incorporating? Please share your thoughts.