• 5 tips and trends in web design


Just 8 seconds.

That’s the average attention span of humans. You only have 8 seconds to grab your audience’s attention. That’s not very long.

Using the following trends and tips in web design may help increase the time a user spends on your website and help gain customers.

1. Grids

Get visually organized. With any design, you control the way users interact with your website. Using a grid layout can be very pleasing to the eye. Users can then understand the format and focus on the content instead of digging for it.

2. Minimalism

Less is more. Remove anything that isn’t relevant and give your content some breathing room. No one likes a website cluttered with unnecessary distracting elements.

3. Responsive design

Never mind two birds, take out the whole flock with one stone. Design your website so that the layout adapts to the user’s screen resolution, whether it be on desktop, tablet, phone, or whatever devices may come in the future.

4. Texture

Add some depth to your website with a subtle texture. This will improve the appearance of your website if it’s looking too flat. Subtle Patterns is a great, free resource that has hundreds of textures to choose from. But don’t go overboard; too much texture is just as bad as no texture at all.

5. Typography

Typography is a deal breaker. Your content comes first so make it easy to read. Google has hundreds of free, open-source fonts optimized for the web. Don’t be shy with increasing or decreasing the size of your fonts either. Fonts that vary in size provide good contrast to make your message stand out.

These latest trends aren’t required in order to keep visitors on your site, but it’s imperative to stay current and at least be aware of what’s going on around you. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to really grab your audience’s attention. Give some of these a try and see what it can do for your website!

** No birds were actually injured while writing this blog.

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