What you need to know about web design in 2021

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What you need to know about web design in 2021

If you were alive in the 80s, you probably remember that shampoo commercial that had the tagline “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.”  The same holds true for your business.  Before the Internet, the typical “first impression” came when a customer walked through your front door, but today, since more and more people have started to search for products and services online, the first impression customers get of your business, is based on your website.

Below are just a few of the things you’ll want to know about web design in 2021.

Things change

Much like SEO best practices have changed in the past 10 years, web design best practices have changed as well. For example, in the early 2000s, lots of websites embedded music into their home pages. Today, the 2021 trend is leaning toward parallex animation. In layman’s terms, parallex animation is when different page elements (from the background and foreground) merge together. For more information on how parallex animation works, call WBN Marketing today to speak with a web developer.

Responsive web design is still a must

If you’re thinking about investing in web design services, you’ll want to make sure the developer you’re speaking with can help you with responsive design. Responsive web design allows your website to “understand” whether it’s being viewed on a smartphone, tablet or computer, and it adjusts how your website appears on that device, accordingly.  If your website doesn’t have a responsive design (and it’s optimized only for viewing on desktop and laptop computers), when someone tries to view it on a handheld device, they’ll get the visual equivalent of “trying to force a square peg through a round hole.”

Comfortable color palates

In the past year, most of us have spent hours staring at a computer screen. Suffice to say, lots of people began to experience eye strain. Consequently, web developers have taken notice, and have started to use more comfortable, softer color pallets, such as sage greens & baby blues, which tend to be easier on the eyes.

Web design services you can trust

If you’ve decided it’s time for a new website design, we can help. For more information about the latest web design trends, or to learn more about how website design services can help your company stand out to your customers, call WBN Marketing today to speak with an expert.