May 20, 2013 | Web Design

Web Development Trends to Consider This Year

Web development trends do not change every year. For many years, standard practices remain widespread but every once in a while there are some unprecedented transformations in the industry and that is when new trends and practices emerge. Whether it is the platform on which a website is developed or graphic design Florida businesses are gearing up to embrace several new changes in the niche of website development.
While there can be innumerable minor changes in various facets of web development, only a few are considered to be extremely important. Here are some of the most crucial web development trends for 2013 and you should get your Florida web design team to take these into consideration while developing or redesigning your website.
Responsive Layout
Smart phones have been around for a while now and so have tablets. Responsive design has also been around in the niche of web development for a long time. But 2013 is going to witness a boom of responsive layouts. Statistics being published all across the world indicate that mobile devices like smart phones and tablets are being massively used to access the internet. There are projections that internet usage on mobile devices would surpass that of desktop and laptops by 2015. Thus having a website that can fit into any browser, any mobile device and on any phone or tablet is what every Florida web design team should be working on. Responsive layout or design is no longer a choice but mandatory if one has to stay in the race.
Interactive Features
Gone are the days when a website could be a collection of static pages and a user would have fun browsing them! Interactive features are the way forward. User engagement has become more important than just viewership, traffic or browsing. Unless there are features that can entice the users, get them involved and the website reacts in response to such interactions, every other feature put in place by a South Florida web design team can fail to make an indelible mark.
Content Centric
Content has become more important than anything else. In 2013, it would be content all the way. Whether it is for search engine optimization or for users to get more information, content (text, images & videos) would dominate the scene of graphic design in Florida.
Simplistic Designs
Responsive layouts, interactive features and content centric websites have paved the way to have simplistic designs. With many state of the art features being put up already, a Florida web design team need not come up with some whacky new out-worldly designs.

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