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5 New Web Design Trends for 2013

Bronwyn Murgatroyd - Thursday, February 21, 2013

Can you believe that February is nearly over? 2013 is definitely steam rolling ahead with no signs of it slowing down, just like the ever changing web design world and that's why we think it's important to list out some of the innovative website design features we've come across.



Can you believe that February is nearly over? 2013 is definitely steam rolling ahead with no signs of it slowing down, just like the ever changing web design world and that's why we think it's important to list out some of the innovative website design features we've come across.

Responsive Design




From mobiles to tablets, users are visiting your sites from and increasing array of devices and browsers. Is your website ready? It's glaringly obvious that technology has moved and continues to move to more mobile and tablet devices.


With the evolution of smart phones and tablets, users are accessing the web via mobile devices more than ever. Responsive design allows you to have one website that is cable of recognising the size of the screen and is able to adapt its layout accordingly. Therefore there is no need to host and edit two websites anymore!

Full Page Backgrounds



It's becoming more common to find websites with full page background images, it's an effective way that will certainly grab your visitors attention as well as being a great way to create a personal relationship with your website visitor. Visuals are very effective triggers for emotions, bounding people to your site. For example take a look at one of our latest sites thats gone live - McFarlane Telfer and see for yourself.


Fixed Navigation
When it comes to reading a long blog post or browsing through a single page design, it can be a real pain having to scroll to the top of the page in order to continue navigating around the rest of the website. Not to worry, this problem is easily solved through the use of a fixed navigation bar. This way the primary navigation is always accessible on screen no matter how far down the page you've ventured.

Adding a video to a Landing page
With such little time to capture your site visitor's attention, a block of text explaining your products and services is imperative for the life of your site. Why not consider creating a landing page video that draws in the attention of your users.

Take a look and see how it works by clicking here

Large Buttons
With more and more internet time being spent on phones and tablets and without a mouse to click with, it's safe to say that the size of buttons on touch screens will grow in 2013. Usability and efficiency is key in pleasing your viewers, having them tap the wrong button because it's to small is annoying and inconvenient. With the growing number in touch screen users, it's only natural to make the buttons more useful for your user.

Need help with updating your website to keep up with the trends for 2013? Why not contact us at Wysi and we will be more than happy to help!



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