Improvements in workflows related to design-to-development

As prototyping and design tools for the web rise in levels of sophistication and gain more maturity, the previous handoff deliverable has been altered from static files over to offering a far more dynamic visualization, from animated files for Keynote right through to websites that are fully functional.

The feedback loop is shortened with such compelling deliverables, while simultaneously they improve on design as well as the ability of the development team while lowering levels of frustration. Furthermore, they facilitate communication with clients.

Type that is larger and bolder

While those that work in web design - such as over at - have reached a consensus that the focus should be increasingly on web content, you can witness far more websites that feature inspiring, resonant copy which is set in type that is bigger and bolder than previously.

But “bold” and “big” does not necessarily reflect the font’s weight. Rather, this is more about the dedication of larger sections of the screen to a simple, single, all-encompassing statement which refers to the service or the product offering.

In general, these statements do seem to be to-the-point and clear, and they are entirely free from the ridiculous claims of greatness that have been incredibly popular in the past.

In our current world, where everything is fast, is busy, and is so much about the overload of information, such powerful and concise statements are the norm for all kinds of companies.

Layouts that are complex and have their roots in principles of graphic design

Trying to predict how web design will evolve, at least concerning visually, we ought to focus to some extent on graphic design and its evolution.

Over the past number of years, web layout and design have been constrained by the limitations of CSS. However, there are new tools such as CSS Grid and Flexbox which will permit layouts to have far more expression.

For now, arguably the main challenge is to understand how it is that these web layout methods ought to work regarding responsive design.

More scalable vector graphics (SVGs)

There are plenty of advantages for the web designer and the web developer that are provided by SVGs than what was available previously with the likes of the GIF, PNG, and JPG formats.

The main advantages? As the name suggests: scalable and vector.

SVGs, because they are comprised of vectors, are resolution-independent, and in which case, they do look terrific on any screen, regardless of which device you are using.

Furthermore, SVGs do not depend on HTTP requests. HTTP requests have a tendency to slow down the speed load of your website. But that’s not the case with SVGs. Additionally, SVGs can be animated.


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