Are You Ready for the Big Wave of Change in Web Design?
It’s clear that web design strategies change all the time. You can say that it moves forward. The evidence lies in the appearance of websites when the Internet was still starting, compared to present sites. Websites used to be a mere series of bland white pages with row upon row of black text. Now, sites incorporate almost all the art and technological goodies on offer – high-resolution images, animated GIF images, videos, and bright color combinations.
The web design world COFORGE is familiar with is already far advanced from the days of yore and also more fun to work on. But looking further into the future, say 10 or 20 years from now, what will be the appearance of websites? Will it be as big a leap as that of the transformation from 1989 to the 2000’s?
VR & AI
Experts have varied opinions on the future of web design. Some cite the possibility of virtual reality (VR) being a tool to improve the user interface. The popularity of VR is increasing, with devices such as the Oculus and VIVE within consumer reach. Perhaps the more significant development, however, is the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) in everyday tools and gadgets.
Some go as far as labeling future web design as ‘digital design,’ meaning content creators will likely utilize the entire digital space for their craft. All aspects involved in a website’s creation might no longer be tethered to device-viewable internet sites. It’s a situation that opens up a ton of opportunities. For instance, what if people could browse the Internet without a screen? Web designers will have to cope with that.
Another big possibility is the so-called ‘contextual computing.’ It means that technology can now ‘understand’ any input. People’s needs are met with pinpoint accuracy and even ‘conscious thought,’ helping machines further integrate into daily life seamlessly. One example is a refrigerator ‘recognizing’ the type of food inside it and adjusting temperatures accordingly.
Mobile First Design
Basically, if your website works well on a mobile device, then it’s presumably better for all devices. More notably, though, is that this mobile-first design approach can also be labeled as a “content-first approach”. Due to its physical size and connectivity, mobile has the most limitations. So, the screen size and bandwidth are the top considerations, and so designing within these mobile parameters forces the web designer to prioritize content, video, and layout tenaciously.
Web design is in for an exciting future. COFORGE moves with the times to prepare for this future. If you need to update your website to be ready when the major wave of change happens, we can help you. Contact us today to know more.