Website design trends are pretty much like any trends, fashion, auto, etc.  And as in most industries, trends come and go…and then come back again.  Bell bottoms were popular in the 70’s, they made a comeback (albeit small) in the mid 2000’s.  Bright non coordinating colors were the trend in the 80’s, and guess what the high school kids of today are wearing!? You guessed it, bright non coordinating colors, along with super skinny pants…that fashion trend just creeps me out.  The auto industry is another great example of this, especially in America.  Boxy cars were a thing of the past.  Big American “yank tanks” were all the rage in the 50’s, now that trend is appearing on our roadways again.  Cars like the Dodge Charger, Challenger, Chrysler 300M and the Ford Mustang are all designs taken from yesteryear. So as you can see, designs trends come and go, and then come again.  It’s the same in the web world.

When websites first started appearing in the early 90’s, minimalism was what you saw, no big graphics, cool fonts, or javascript.  Although it wasn’t a trend at the time, it was that way because the internet was in it’s infancy and had yet to grow and expand.  Almost 20 years later, the new trend in web design is minimalism, clean and simple.  These days sites have less on each page, have a simple layout, and are organized based on the content.  They’re designed and created this way for several reasons though; less clicks to find what users are looking for, less clutter, more white space, the list goes on! And white seems to be the new black…god how I’m sick of that term, but there’s no better way of describing it.  I’m waiting for black to be the new black,  let me know when that happens would ya!?

Bigger sized fonts, more white space, no flash, less 3d animation and graphics are the way to go.  Clean and simple are in, cluttered and small are out.  So are you looking for a company on the cutting edge of the web design world? Well, you’ve found the right place. Contact TM and we’ll take care of the rest, because more than ever, design needs to engage the user, provide the information they’re looking for and allow them to go on their merry way.

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