Web design has gone a long way since the public was introduced to the Internet. The origins of web design can be traced back to the early 90s, soon after Tim Berners-Lee proposed to create a global hypertext project. Around 1993, there were already several browsers, but those were really early days, with interfaces being basic and heavy on text. In that period, access to the Web was limited to a certain niche – let’s just say that it was the domain of nerds.
Today, everyone can go online, and web design is a very different landscape, with many trends coming and going. And while designing web sites and blogs used to be the domain of pros, today, practically anyone with the desire can design his own blog. To maximize the results of your design efforts, you need to know about web design trends – what works and what doesn’t.
There are scores of articles you can read about web design trends in 2015, but we’ve got something a little more comprehensive for you. Something that will give you a wider perspective of the web design landscape. So, why not go back a little further and see how web design has evolved over the years? It just might give you a deeper appreciation for what you have to work with now.
The guys at TemplateMonster have created an interactive infographic about web design trends spanning the last decade, from 2004 to 2015. From mere horizontal navigation and script fonts to minimalism and typography-based designs to code-free designs and full-width pages, you’ll find yourself going on an interesting journey.
Explore the infographic here. To get the most out of it, click on each year to get the full details, complete with sample images and descriptions of each trend.
What do you think of this infographic? Does it capture the web design trends of the past decade? What’s your favorite trend?
If you have something to add, let us know!
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Author: Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
Editor of Splashpress Media, writer, and geek bitten by the travel bug.