6 Popular Fall Web Design Trends To Watch Out For In 2013

6 Popular Fall Web Design Trends To Watch Out For In 2013
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Summers are gone and fall is upon us. The designers are getting ready for the new season by updating their websites with fresh content and new look. If you too want to give your website a makeover, then getting to know the latest web design trends is a great way to start.

Although some trends did survive since 2012, this year saw an enormous surge in new web design trends. In this article, you’ll have a look at some of the most popular trends of fall 2013, which will help build an elegant and efficient website:

Dynamic grid layout

The popularity of grid layouts is increasing day by day. A dynamic grid layout consists of images and content wrapped into square or rectangular containers of different sizes. This layout is often represented with rollover effects. It is an ideal trend for those who love to express themselves via pictures or images

Example:

etch apps

etchapps.com

Fixed header bars

A fixed header is similar to a frozen row in a spreadsheet. No matter how far you scroll down, fixed headers remain fixed at the top of the page. Using the line “header {position:} fixed” in your CSS, you can easily create this page element. You can apply this design on any website whether it’s a social network or a blog. Fixed header bars allow users to navigate to any link on the website without scrolling up the page.

Example:

b14

b14.dk

Flat design

Many of the design trends of 2012 are losing popularity. One of them is the Apple’s Skeuomorphism design which has been replaced by more simple flat designs and colors introduced by Microsoft. Unlike the Skeuomorphic design (which used real-world, physical elements with a 3D realistic look), flat design follows a simple 2D approach that uses simple yet creative design elements to bring clarity to the content. The flat design philosophy focuses on removing the drop shadows, gradients and nifty 3D textures which creates a new challenge in graphic design, providing a more minimalistic look.

Example:

frunatic

frunatic.com

Responsive web design

2013 can be called the year of the responsive web design since this year saw a flood of websites designed to work both on desktops, tablets and smartphones. The trend will continue to grow further as more and more designers are looking for ways to create designs that can work on different screen sizes. Responsive web designs make the use of HTML 5 attributes to make the websites more flexible and adaptable to a variety of devices such as laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones. Responsive web design has become popular due to the rise in the use of mobile devices and a shift in web consumption habits. This design is quickly being adopted into mainstream websites such as news.

Example:

boston globe

bostonglobe.com

Designs with Large background images

Large background images have become a popular design trend among web designers who want to make a unique impression. This trend is ideal for design, art and photography portfolio websites. By using an attractive photo in the background of your landing page, you can easily capture the attention of your site’s visitors. This is a great trend for photographers and even for the fans of photography. Large photographs can be pleasing to the eyes and when merged into your layout, they can give your website a major edge.

Example:

guns n roses

gunsnroses.com

Parallax scrolling

Another web design that has been quite trendy in 2013 is the parallax scrolling. The word “parallax” is derived from the Greek word for “change.” In parallax scrolling, two or more parallel objects on a page move at different speeds. It is a dynamic technique that gives the user interface a 3D look and feel. This design has become a popular way to add depth and interactivity to a particular website.

Example:

bagigia

bagigia.com

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Saha William

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