The main elements of the modern site.
Elements of a modern web site.
So from the first estimate, it is certainly difficult to identify the main features of a modern web site. But I still try to do it. Web design is closer to art than to artisan creation, and like any art can not be defined by clear definitions and regulations. However, now there are several criteria that a modern web site must meet.
The first criterion: the minimalism of the site design and its simplicity, and of course, the presence of an intuitive interface. Often visitors to your site come there for specific information relevant to their expectations. Even if your site is avant-garde style using all sorts of technical solutions and fashionable novelties, a visitor will hardly appreciate it if he needs to make great efforts in finding the necessary information among the pages of the site to find the necessary information.
The following requirement: the correct representation of your site by most used browsers. Absolute adequacy of the display of pages of the site can only guarantee the “text school web design”, where the site will be written only using HTML. Despite its obvious advantages, such a site will look very inconsistent and awkward. A more effective website design is a design made in the classical style, which is preferred by more than 65% of modern users. And the main problem is that the technologies used in the formation of such sites do not guarantee the correctness of the display in browsers of the past generation. Modern web design, both in principle and the past, is aimed at 90% of potential visitors who have modern versions of their surfing software on the web. But, unfortunately, the remaining audience – the owners of obsolete Internet browsers and other software – inevitably find themselves “overboard.”
Now more and more sites are created in the style of Web 2.0 – these are sites whose content and content can be replenished both by visitors and from other sources. The main feature of Web 2.0 design is of course user-friendliness and user-friendly interface (which is basically the same thing).
Sites made in the style of Web 2.0 are light and spacious, the fonts are large, the shades are soft, but the colors are bright, attracting attention to certain elements of the site. Zest Web 2.0 – rounded corners, presented to users of new technologies CSS. Convenience, simplicity and comfort – these are the main characteristics of such sites. And this trend is spreading more and more: in this style, the design of classic sites that are not directly related to the Web 2.0 technology is often performed, and the styles are mixed.
The design of the site itself is not the main thing. For a modern site, its functionality is more important, as well as the novelty and quality of the information provided. Modern sites should be constantly updated and updated with important information. For this reason, most commercial sites are equipped with constantly updated sections, such as blocks of articles and news. In addition, the content of the site should be well optimized – this is the necessary keywords on the pages and internal linking, etc.
Modern websites are already far from their predecessors – text sites – both in web design style and in functionality. However, I recommend to remember that a modern website is not one that is stuffed with all sorts of new products and overloaded with graphic applications and illustrative material. This is a website that is convenient and easy for the user to work with.