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18 Pivotal 2014 Web Design Trends [+ Scenttrail take]

18 Pivotal 2014 Web Design Trends [+ Scenttrail take] | Design |

What web design trends do you think we'll see in 2014? I'm betting on more simplicity, more cleanliness, and more focus on smaller screen sizes, among other things.

Marty Note

1. Flat UI - AGREE and general agreement.2. 'Mobile first' - AGREE! & trying to wrestle that pig to ground now with CrowdFunde.3. Yet more scrolling - Agree and coming from mobile too.

4. More HTML5 goodness - Agree.

5. More HTML5 badness - Yes goes hand-in-hand with #4

6. Micro UX - New to me, can't judge yet.

7. Less text - Agree we are moving to the visual web and lean content (more infographics, arresting images and graphics less text)


.8. Minimalist navigation - Agree and this is coming from MOBILE (working CrowdFunde's "mobile first" design right now and navigation is expensive in mobile.


9. CSS replaces images - Agree CSS Canvas is going to make many images needless weight on the page.


10. Video / moving backgrounds - AGREE!


11. Richer content experiences - Agree especially video.


12. Making the most of one page - Agree, but don't agree with single page sites (we aren't there yet).


13. Varied typography - Agree there is a lot happening on the server side with type.


14. Monochromatic design - New to me, but more likely than


15. Hypercolour - Not Sure color is easy to do BAD online and more color can make a mess.


16. Cards / tiles - Fascinating and new to me, read why cards are future of the web


17. Bigger, better imagery (Agree, cloud caching and CDNs making this possible).


18. Fixed position content / navigation - Agree as social widgets already doing this

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Tyler Richendollar's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:38 PM

Some seriously great design ideas and trends for 2014 and forward.  Really a solid summary of what the web looks like today, and will evolve through. 

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These Recycled Plastic Dividers Can Create A Bike Lane In A Second

These Recycled Plastic Dividers Can Create A Bike Lane In A Second | Design |
The Armadillo is just a small, gentle bump that reminds cars to stay out of cyclists' turf. Easy and cheap to install, it could help more cities take...

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CSINowedu's curator insight, February 28, 2014 7:58 AM

Painted bike lanes are safer for cyclists than riding in the middle of the road, but bike lanes that are separated with a curb are even better. For example, one study found that cyclists in separated lanes had 80% fewer accidents than those in regular bike lanes. But it’s often tricky to convince city governments to take the extra, more concrete step of separation. One product from a U.K. design firm aims to help.

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Light Matters: 7 Ways Daylight Can Make Design More Sustainable

Light Matters: 7 Ways Daylight Can Make Design More Sustainable | Design |

Daylight is a highly cost-effective means of reducing the energy for electrical lighting and cooling. Education often reduces the aspect of daylight to eye-catching effects on facades and scarcely discusses its potential effects – not just on cost, but on health, well-being and energy.

This Light Matters will explore the often unexplored aspects of daylight and introduce key strategies to better incorporate daylight into design: from optimizing building orientations to choosing interior surface qualities that achieve the right reflectance. These steps can significantly reduce investment as well as operating costs and so much more...

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Mary H Goudie's comment, February 28, 2014 9:38 AM
My husband CANNOT live without his sunshine. Here in Lisbon they used ceramic tiles to move more light into the rooms. We angle a mirror to reflect the sunshine into our kitchen on cold days - toasty!
Lola Ripollés's curator insight, March 1, 2014 5:52 PM

La luz es importantísima par ala eficiencia y para el confort.