As I think about the past 10 years of website design, a lot has changed. If I had to list several factors that have most allowed the world of website design to change, I would include (not in any particular order):
- Broadband – long gone are the days of dial up modems. Most (but not all) people have fast Internet connections, whether on a desktop computer or mobile device. This allows designers to put a LOT more content on their pages.
- Computer Processors – even a ‘standard’ computer now is much faster than computers used to be. This includes the monitor, graphics card, mother board, storage, and memory – all which greatly limited what could be done before with website design.
- HTML5/CSS3 – the recent advancements in HTML, CSS, JS, and jQuery now allow website designers to add bells and whistles that used to be reserved for Flash.
- Web Fonts – if you remember the days of only 7 available web fonts, you know what I’m talking about here. You can’t ignore font choice when it comes to website design. We now have MANY more options when it comes to web typography. I think we’re just starting to see a new range of possibilities as to what can be Read More