For the web designers, the major challenge is not to learn the customized design tools and packages, but is to keep updated with the changing market trends and user preferences.
Web design is a fast changing area, where initially the need was just to develop fixed size web pages for personal computers, but now the web sites developed should be really flexible to fit into any kind of devices. You can see the screen size of display devices can be anywhere from just 3-inch to 30-inch or above.
It is not the designing tools which changed, but the customized approach of the designers to complement to the increasing need for flexibility. Here we will discuss about two of the advanced trends in web design, which you can also successfully try out in our next design.
Fixed header – This can be done by using the CSS ‘position: fixed;’ tag and it is now deemed to be a good way to assure user-friendly navigation, especially in the new-age one-page web designs – have a look at the Marple Roofing website for a good example. In this method, the header bar will also move along as the user scrolls down to the page and can be accessed from anywhere without the need to scroll back again to the top. It can practically work well on any type of websites as social networking sites, blogs, or even shopping carts.
Transparent CSS – The all new CSS3 features the unique option for offering opacity to any element on the web page. You can easily create the needed level of transparency on any web browsers without the need for PhotoShop tool. While designing with CSS, you also have the option to specify the color using RGB color coding and alpha-transparency values to choose the percentage of opacity needed. For example; 255,255,255,0.5 will generate white color with 50% opacity. The creative designer in your can surely think of better ways to try this out effectively in your website to boost up its feel to the users.