2013 is almost upon us, and that means you better prepare for the year ahead and the web design trends that will undoubtedly have a major impact on your website in 2013. Unless you are prepared then before you know there will be a new trend in the market. While some trends from 2012 might retain there is no doubt that 2013 will bring a lot of new ideas and trends. So without further ado here are our predictions for high-impact web design trends in 2013.
Here are some of the most important trends of 2013
Responsive Web Design
It used to be that you would design two versions of the same website, one for desktops and one for mobile devices, however as tablets and phones become more and more popular and more and more varying in size responsive web design will be the way forward. Pretty much responsive web design will eliminate the need to create separate websites for different devices because of its ability to respond to the size of the device being used.
In 2013 Vertical or Horizontal scrolling will surely become a trend, whether it be vertical or horizontal, there should be no reason why you would ignore this trend. Vertical scrolling means that as you scroll down the page the menus and other important elements remain locked in their position. Bagigia is a great example of how parallax and vertical scrolling can be implemented in order to create a stunning website.
Out goes Flash in comes HTML5 and CSS3
It used to be that if you wanted to add animation to a website you would have to use Adobe Flash, however in 2012 Flash was dethroned and this is no doubt a trend that will continue into 2013. With the emergence of HTML5 and CSS3, Flash will have a harder time. It is expected that more and more websites will replace Flash with HTML5 and CSS3. Another reason is that HTML 5 and CSS3 simply work better across platforms and they don’t require any special plug-ins or software.