27 Aug Web Design Features to Get Your Site Noticed
Web design is one of those areas that is ever-evolving. As company owners and managers are always looking for new ways to modify their websites and make them more appealing to users, keeping up with the latest trends becomes paramount. Here are a few web design features that are currently trending and being implemented by some of the top companies in the world.
Color options that make a statement: There was a time when many businesses felt they had to use conservative color options – such as black, greys and blue – for their websites, in order to appear professional. Today, some of the biggest companies are turning to super bright colors that pop to help their websites stand out. Experimenting with color for businesses that have direct interaction with consumers is more common in particular.
Three-dimensional shapes: Google started to use geometric shapes a couple years ago and a few other companies followed the movement. Three-dimensional geometric shapes are a lot more visually stimulating and interesting than flat icons, and seem to grab user attention.
Animated GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format): A GIF file is a graphic image on a web page that moves, such as a banner with letters that increase in size before your eyes. GIFs are created by combining several images or frames into a single file. The multiple images within a single GIF file are then displayed in succession in order to create an animated clip or short movie. GIFs can display the sequence of images a single time, or a GIF can be setup to loop endlessly or stop after a set number of sequences. Companies continue to invest substantially to introduce GIFs within their website design, adding a high-level eye-catching feature that can help to tell a story, describe a product and much more.