I am speaking not as an expert, but as an observer, like you, and from interviewing our web designer, Don. (He does some great stuff). At any rate, website design seems a lot like clothing style; it changes with each new season. The question is, what's trending now? Here's an overview of some of the amazing things that are out there.
The first thing people see is your homepage. What's trending? Full-screen looping background videos. These are clips that are eye-catching and industry related. They're fun to watch, and they convey a message.
Instead of tons of pictures, graphics are now the "it thing." Scalable vector graphics give you the ability to have an image look perfect (not pixely) at any size. They can also be animated! These crisp graphics give your website a modern, well-thought out look. Check out this example:
Your font. It might not seem like a big deal, but a font can easily become associated with your business and products, and you want it to send the right message, you want it to fit everything else going on throughout your website.
Flat Outline Illustrations
These are a little more difficult to explain verbally, so I'll give you some examples first:
So you get the idea. They're a bit more hand-drawn, very clean and sometimes whimsical. Hopefully this was fun to look through, I certainly enjoyed it. Thanks for reading!
Originally from Payette, Hannah started working for Tribute Media in late 2014. Previously, she helped manage two Christian nonprofits aiding individuals in poverty.
Hannah is proud to be part of the Tribute team: "I enjoy the atmosphere and the attitude that every day should be about learning. There is a wonderful focus on education and improvement to benefit both our employees and our clients."
She loves Boise because of the friendly people and the opportunities to explore nature. A big Charles Dickens fan, her favorite novel is A Tale of Two Cities.
Biggest guilty pleasure: "Donuts. I never pass up a donut of any kind. Except the ones with custard or cherry filling-that's just a waste of a donut."