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Top 10 Web Design Tips and Trends

Posted on: June 7, 2010

web designHaving a website that stands out is imperative to competing in the online business world. In addition to selling and marketing a quality product, and exhausting the use of social media outlets, your website must have a design is pleasurable for viewers so customers enjoy spending time browsing.

Here are 10 of the most popular web designs for 2010.

1. Giant Logos

Use giant logos, banners, and headers at the very top of your home page to engage the viewer. You only have a few seconds to capture your audience’s attention. By having graphics or photography with simple introductory phrases, it gives the viewer incentive to browse through your site.

2. Big Images

Use big images, photography, and flash videos. It is important to make your site simple but engaging. Face it, just browsing through a site that is all text can be boring. We want pictures and scenarios and illustrations.

3. Practicality

On the other side of the coin however, is to keep your site practical. Don’t overwhelm the viewer, keep it clean and simple. Give them an opportunity to browse through your site without getting turned off by an overload of information.

4. Multimedia

Multimedia is the use of different techniques to communicate or distribute information.
It is a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video and interactivity content forms to convey useful information to viewers. Make your viewers have fun while they’re learning about your product or service.

5. Interactivity

By having a forum or linking your site to a social media platform, you give the visitor power and a feeling of importance, which are important to expanding your business.

6. Links

It’s all about the links! Links give your site credibility, incentive, importance. It makes your site seem more interesting if it’s actually a portal to related topics of interest to the viewer.

7. Widgets/Apps

This is an era of widgets and applications. By having these tools available to your audience, you will come out on top of the online business race. Visit SmartWebGadgets to view useful gadgets and website applications that will enhance your site.

8. Web Analytics 

Web analytics is important to measure, collect, analyze, and report internet data. Google Analytics is an awesome tool that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness.

9. Typography, Slab Fonts

Typography and Serif Slab fonts are the art of arranging type, type design, and glyphs to create illustration techniques. It makes the layout more interesting and fun to read.

10. Modal Boxes

Modal boxes are JavaScript dialogue boxes that show bigger version of images, text boxes, or even call-to-action options.

Visit Vesta Digital to learn more on social media, web marketing, optimizing your web site, and making your website work for you.

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