The Future of Web Design

Technology has evolved at a tremendous pace and is still evolving. In the process, it has influenced the needs and expectations of internet users. The use of mobile devices and tablets to access the Internet has shown significant growth in recent times.

The use of social media has also increased in leaps and bounds. This only proves how much modern society relies on technology to carry out their day-to-day functions. As such, it would be unwise for any web designer to ignore the current and evolving trends in website design.

Expected Changes in Website Design include newer trends in web technologies, user interaction experience and hosting.

Web Technologies
It is likely that older languages such as Flash and older CSS versions will be replaced by newer and more robust tools, which include HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Oauth, and WebGL among others.

  • HTML5 introduces several innovative changes to web design, namely, video and audio tags, Drag-and-Drop functionality, Geo location API and canvas element.
  • CSS3 offers greater power and solutions to the general presentation and layout of websites. These include box transformations, shadows, animations, and transitions.
  • WebGL is the ultimate solution for web graphic designers. It enables the creation of interactive 3D graphics.
  • Oauth is an innovative tool that allows you to directly pull your profile data from other online profiles such as Twitter Connect and Facebook Connect. This simplifies new account creation and sign-ups since it eliminates the need for multiple sign-up pages. In addition, it enhances your online privacy and security, since no passwords or user information is stored on the servers.
  • jQuery is a great solution for dealing with dynamic form values. It enables you to validate your email or password on the fly, thus simplifying sign ups and form-filling tasks.

User Interaction and Experience
Traditionally, websites consisted of static text and images. This has been changing steadily over the years to include more dynamic content. Content management systems such as the open source WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, as well as many other free and commercial CMSs have played an important role in promoting the creation of dynamic websites beyond video.

On the other hand, the need for internet users to be more engaged and participate in web content creation has seen social media surpass many expectations. Nowadays, internet users are interested in interacting with websites via social networking, live chats, blog comments, as well as photo and video sharing.

For many years, server farms have been offering web-hosting facilities for millions of websites. However, the rise of cloud hosting is changing this trend in Toronto website design, due to the many benefits that this technology offers. Hosting “in the cloud” will enable web designers to deploy more powerful online tools.

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