1. Oversized Logos/ Headers
Splash pages are so yesterday. To make an unforgettable impression on the visitor, the trend for 2010 will be oversized logos on an equally oversized header. These types of headers can take up the entire screen, but with one important note. Visitors will not need to click anything, just scroll down. Visitors often having a clicking phobia (due to years of poor navigation), so big headers do the job of a splash page without forcing your visitors to click anything.
2. Sketch/ Hand-drawn Design
Hand-drawn design is not exactly new on the horizon, but we all know that it is still on the fringes of web design. Many designers admire the style but are afraid to create their own sketches because of the “I can’t really draw” attitude. If you look at the most popular hand-drawn websites (and relative to other types of trends, there are only a few), you will notice that most of your fellow designers can’t draw. These designs are not exactly headed to an art museum, but they do convey a sense of whimsy, and blur the line between cold web and personal interaction– the ultimate goal of the internet. If you can doodle, you can sketch for web design.
3. Slab Typefaces
Slab typefaces are relatively new, although they’ve been around for over 200 years in traditional media. To get a good visual definition of slab typefaces, think of the old Wild West “Wanted” posters. Those bold letters are slab typefaces. Slab typeface is commonly all capital letters and are bold and imposing. Many designers have shied away from slab typefaces in the past because logos and headers were smaller and more understated. However, combined with the trend toward larger headers, slab typefaces demand the reader to take notice.
Typography is one of the most difficult trends to tackle which is why it will remain fresh in 2010. With all the cries for usability, web designers are afraid of using new and different fonts. The idea of mixing varying font sizes together is completely unthinkable. Fonts are meant to be explored, twisted, and molded to fit your purposes. With the correct placement, a website that utilizes Typography as its main design element will be more interesting to a reader than overloading the same site with tons of photos.
5. One Page Layouts
One pay layouts challenge you to edit away what’s unnecessary. In 2010, this trend will move away from the quirky navigation and become more minimal in its approach. Think of these websites as business cards. These websites will be more of a one-stop-shop for how to locate you and your work on various other sites– your blog and your social media hangouts.
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Probably nothing, since it's most likely a bot. Kinda makes me sad that so many posts here nowadays are from bots, or just spam. This forum is actually where I got my start in web development. It used to be really active and helpful. I check the Webdesign / HTML and Programming Help categories just about daily, but there's almost never anything new. =(
I've thought about occasionally writing tutorials or guides just to get something started, like new content or discussion, but I dunno how many people actually read this forum anymore.
That would be great is you will going to make some guide especially to new web designers.
These are great new trends.Web designers will find it quite interesting.New trends in HTML and CSS will attract more visitors.Nowadays headers and banners are made in CSS and some of the animation done in flash is now becoming less popular as it makes site more loaded.
Don't think he'll be answering anytime soon. He probably is a bot
Do you already have an HTML Editor, or a web design program? A lot of people use and love Dreamweaver, some like Frontpage. Both are popular enough to find tons of free tutorials on the web too