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September 27, 2020

Top 10 Web Design Trends This Year

If you are looking at updating your website, creating new content, launching a blog or even going through a complete web re-launch, you should be aware of this year’s top 10 trends which are taking the web design industry by storm to stay ahead of the competition.

  • Trend #1: Responsive web design. The concept is to think about websites as adaptable to any device so that they become dynamic and fluid by nature. This is now possible thanks to CSS3 media queries which allow us to customise layouts based on limited or expanded screen sizes. This is a major trend to take into account if you consider that, on average, mobiles account for 31% of site traffic in the UK, according to Mobify. This compares to 47% in Australia, 40% in Brazil, 34% in South Korea, 31% in the US and just 8% in France. Also, according to IMRG mobile commerce grew by 254% between 2010 and 2011, and by a further 300% between 2011 and 2012. Not bad for the smallest of devices!
  • Trend #2: fixed header bar. This is an interesting feature to consider as it does provide a great user experience in the form of effortless navigation.
  • Trend #3: large photo background. This is a good way to capture your visitors’ attention as well as provide instant custom branding. It is worth asking your web design company to show you examples to see if it is something you’d like to try.
  • Trend #4: Minimalist landing pages. No clutter or graphics excesses – very impactful in today’s information overload world…
  • Trend #5: Digital QR codes. Not the nicest looking things, but great for interaction and engagement.
  • Trend #6: Social media badges. They come in all shapes, sizes and colour and any social media or community platform will happily share them with you. They can be pinned virtually anywhere in your layout, from blogs to websites without forgetting apps, presentations and articles. But most importantly, people actively use them to share content quickly on their favourite hub (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn… ).
  • Trend #7: CSS transparency. This can look very sleek and trendy. Again, it is a good idea to check out some examples with your web design company or on the web.
  • Trend #8: Digital illustrations. These are detailed artistic works which can set the mood on your digital platform but also enhance branding. Many on-line galleries showcase some of the best examples so don’t miss out on this creative trend.
  • Trend #9: Infinite scrolling. The best example for this is probably Pinterest which allows user to scroll indefinitely without interruption or having to click to go to the next page. This loading technique is worth considering for a website with a lot of visual content.
  • Trend #10: Retina Support. Twice as dense as any average LCD. However, only high-end devices use this at present. Any web design agency will be able to explain how this might impact your future digital properties.


September 26, 2020

Social Media Trends That Are Huge This Year


There was a time when television, newspapers and radio were the only forms of advertising products and services. But social media, which gave birth a decade ago have revolutionised the very game and concept of global marketing as well sharing information. There is a great deal of impressive data available on popular websites such as Facebook and other media platforms for influencing sales and other modes of communication. So, it is no wonder that many companies want to capitalize on this integral part of internet traffic.

Let us take a look at some of the social media trends that are huge this year. Here is a list of the game changes that may happen in 2017 –

1. Social Messaging

Private social messaging has become the norm of the day and the best examples can be seen in the tribute given to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. In recent times, the trendy population have taken to more usage of messaging apps than using the social networks. In 2017, we can see more similar apps making a mark.

However, they will bear the brand name of large conglomerates or start-ups which will create groups of their own for popularizing their products.

2. Fake News

Nearly 20 billion people in the globe are tuned to the internet at some point in their daily lives. To garner more likes and shares, there are people/companies/channels who spread fake news and inaccurate information to enhance their popularity.

The incident which would not have been forgotten by readers will be the 2016 Presidential election in US where inaccurate information about candidates were widely circulated on all media platforms. Every platform will take some harsh steps to curb this negative activity.

3. Augmented Reality

It was Snapchat who brought the concept of breath taking augmented reality to the social media thro’ its selfie lenses. The app of Pokémon Go became very popular in 2016. Similarly, other platforms will also make headway to the same sphere in 2017.

4. Chatbots

Agreed, chatbots are still in their early stages but this artificial intelligence tool can respond quickly to questions and comments of customers. Social media websites are going all out to include this tool in their platforms to prevent the customers going to another website.


Only four trends are covered in this article, but experts estimate there will be the highest number of changes in the tools used in similar platforms. For more social media updates and current trends, do not forget to subscribe to our website.