Web site design trends of 2016 and beyond

Web design is like fashion it changes a lot, but unlike fashion which is done for the sake of vanity, changes in web design methodologies happen mostly due to changing technology and user behavior which is related to technology.

 

Flash is dead

As a CEO of a web design company I get asked to do a lot of things in web sites, but this one thing makes me mad. Flash is really dead and has been dead for some time. Do not ask for it, do not use it. And if you have a site that uses it remove it. Mobiles do not display flash. Flash is dead because mobile is king now, which brings us to the second point.

 

Mobile is king.

 


Well not so much a king but a co-king. Mobile today accounts for a bit more than half of all web traffic. But if you are B2B it is less. Still the design of your mobile view is just as important as your desktop

view. The important trend here is that larger screens on mobiles are the trend, which helps designers bridge the gap between the desktop experience and the mobile experience. Six inch screen phones are now common and 5.2 to 5.5 is becoming the norm. We now include mobile views or responsive designs in our web design standard offers. A site that is not responsive is not worth doing. 

 

Wordpress CMS rules

Wordpress is not the most secure CMS in the world because it is the most used. See the more something is successful the more hackers want to hack it. Wordpress enables us to provide you with many low cost solutions based on its thousands of plug-ins. And for that you need 2 things secure hosting and continual updates of the Wordpress software and its plugins. As for secure hosting we have invested in the best available firewall and web application firewall and intrusion prevention system. This stops hackers before they hack our servers and is the highest level of security you can get. We also offer a maintenance contract to our clients to update Wordpress and its plug-ins.

Wordpress is easy to learn, typically anobody that can use facebook can be tought to use word press. It is also relatively fast but most of all it has a huge community of users, developers and companies that work with it. 

 

2016 is the year of HTTPS

Google has stated that sites with https will get a slight advantage is the search result pages. This should make most sites used https given that SSL domain validation are cheap and no longer need a dedicated ip. Secure your web site with us with a SSL certificate starting at nearly 600LE.

 

Virtual reality is coming

We have been promised VR for years but it has never become a major player. This may change in 2016 because facebook has invested heavily in Occulus which is developing what seems to be the first mass produced VR headset. This year, you could WOW your clients with VR, because next year your competitor will surely have it. VR is not for everyone, but we believe it will be a driving force in real estate marketing. We will be setting up some seriously amazing VR demos soon and will invite our clients, if you want a to see a VR demo in Egypt contact us from the links below and we will put you on our list.

 

Scrolling is back big time

For years web designers discouraged scrolling in web sites, but now in the Facebook era of infinite scroll things have changed. If you have a blog style site we can even do infinite scroll for you. Not just that but scrolling can have some nice effect like parallax. Scrolling leads us to the next point.

 

One page designs

One page web sites are becoming quite common. This leads to many issues, first of all page load times will increase but it may be a small price to pay for having all your data in one place and caring less about bounce rates. When all the data is in one page, clients may not read everything but they will sure glance at it and get a better idea about your products. Due to this and the return of scrolling we now limit web sites not by pages but by screens which the amount of data you can put in a screen without scrolling. So a page that is three times bigger than your screen, ie you will scroll the length of the screen 3 times to see it all is now counted as 3 screens not one page.

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