Web/Graphic Design Trends in 2012
Design trends for this year are bold and aim to grab audience attention. The focus is still on aesthetics but functionality is also crucial. Web style is the procedure of preparing and developing a website. Textual content, pictures, electronic marketing and entertaining components are used by web developers to generate the website seen on the web technique.
The graphics should get through to the web users and grab their attention. On an average, a web user spends about 10 second on the page. So the message should be conveyed instantaneously making an impact as soon as the page is viewed. Here are a few design trends that will be popular in 2012.
Bright hues of red, pink and green are being used on the web instead of neutrals. Saturated rainbow hues that captivate interest are a must. However, only 2-3 colors are used on one page.
Custom fonts can be put together using CSS Typeset, Typetester, WhatTheFont and other tools. Fontsize has also increased to grab eyeballs. Textured fonts with depth, 3D effect, gradients, transparency and shadows are hip.
3. Photos and backgrounds
To grab user attention, large sized photos and backgrounds are used. Images should have a high resolution and icons are substantial in size. The page should look rich with animation just like a movie or video game. Retro and vintage designs from the past are making a comeback.