4 trends to follow in web development in 2014
Take a look at the list below and get prepared for an exciting year of continuing smartphone revolution.
Responsive design covers various techniques that aim to make a website respond to the device it is viewed on. Responsive website responds to different sized view ports and resolutions, in order to provide the best possible experience to the user, whatever device they're using.
In 2014 the world will become even more mobile. According to a market research conducted by MobiThinking the number of smartphones in use worldwide reached 1.038 billion units in 2013 which is 46.6% growth rate in only a year. More and more people are using tablets and smartphones to shop online and if you haven’t become responsive yet you should include it in your “to do list” for this year and start benefiting immediately of this smart revolution.
Go Live UK has developed responsive websites for a number of companies like Ballintrae and Property Rescue and we would love to share our expertise with you.
The infinite scroll allows users to view an ocean of information while new content loads automatically. Social Medias like Facebook and Twitter have a significant role in the growing popularity of this trend. Continuous scrolling is also convenient for smartphone users as it effectively presents information on a mobile devices’ limited screen.
Flat design is all about simplicity- no gradients, only solid colors, forms with sharp corners, large fonts and minimalistic graphic elements. Maybe you won’t be surprised that this trend is also a result of the increasing use of tablets and smartphones in the last few years. Bigger forms and solid colors are more convenient when browsing with small screen size devices. You can see one of ours completed projects using flat design here- Earth Residential.
Fixed navigation is one of the strongest trends for 2013 and it seems that is not going anywhere soon. Fixed navigation helps users to easily navigate through the website avoiding the annoying scrolling to reach the top of the page. The website menu is locked into place so that it does not disappear when the user scrolls down. Any trend that significantly improves user-experience deserves to be followed. Fixed navigation is one of these trends!
Take a look at one of ours most recent website projects using fixed navigation menu- Canelle Design.