What to Expect in Web Design for 2011

Happy New Year from all of us here at Online Marketing Philippines!

2010 has been an awesome year for the Internet and technology in general. Every year always brings a new set of changes, but the past 12 months have been packed with some amazing stories—a truly fitting end to the decade. From Facebook’s incredible growth, Google’s foray in the smartphone world, to the advent of mobile web, HTML 5 and so much more, a LOT took place in 2010.

The field of web design certainly went through some major changes and improvements. Anyone would be hard-pressed to sum everything up—fortunately, that’s not what this article is about. No, we’re taking a look at the future of web design, and how the industry will be like in 2011. Indeed, this year is shaping up to be an exciting one for web designers, and even though I know I’ll be saying that during the start of each year, I mean it this time around.  Here’s a look at what you can expect this 2011.

Web Designers will Have Specialties

With web design consisting of more and more different aspects, designers are no longer just proficient with HTML and CSS. Depending on your needs, you might have to approach specialists in mobile web apps, tablet interfaces, and more.

Mobile Web Goes into Overdrive

You read that right. We got a taste on mobile web design during the past 2 years, and we think this trend will finally go mainstream this year. From apps for mobile devices, to interfaces specifically designed for mobile devices, 2011 looks to be the year where mobile web is finally embraced. With tech companies expected to release even more smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices, we expect more Fortune 500 companies to meet the needs of mobile users.

Minimalism is the Way to Go

Indeed, designers and regular Internet browsers are beginning to see the beauty and appeal of simple and elegant web design. Gone are the days of loud logos, overpowering Flash graphics, and complex layouts. 2011 is set to continue to the trend of smart typography and simple, but fast-loading web pages.

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