Looking your best is about making an extra effort, adding a personal touch, creating a subtle detail that is fresh, stylish and fits naturally with who you are. It reflects your state of mind, frames your self-esteem and shows people around you that you care. It creates powerful and lasting first impressions, before you even look the other person in the eye.
With websites, making a great first impression is crucial. Visitors will decide whether they like what they see within the first 50 milliseconds. And one in five will leave a website after 5 seconds, not giving you a second chance. It is therefore important to review your website regularly to ensure it looks polished, modern and fresh.
In this session we will talk about web design trends that are set to dominate in 2012. We will see how these trends can be broken down into specific and discrete tasks, and how small evolutionary changes can make a big difference.
We will discuss:
Huge images, big headings, rich typography, larger icons
Rich surfaces, gradients, shadows, sense of depth
Fixed width, fluid feel
Footer: no longer an afterthought
Interactivity: carousels, subtle animations, overlays
Fairness, ethical values, community, environment
This session will include an exercise, and will give ample opportunities for audience participation.
See you on the day. Please make an effort to look your best – it’s worth it!
10 years experience in Web Design and Web Development with a particular interest in Content Management Systems implementation and maintenance. bio from Twitter
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