Joined: 23 Jul 2011
|Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:45 am Subject:
|1.Large text. Screen resolutions are skyrocketing, and no no one likes small print.
2.Simplicity. A Web 2.0 design is simple, featuring plenty of whitespace, as well as a lack of superfluous elements.
3.Strong navigation. You canít go wrong with simplistic, attention-grabbing, easy to use navigation. Imagine a site with three tabs along the top, each pointing to the major sections of the site. Compare that to a site with a sidebar filled with twenty-seven links. Which do you think is better? If you can simplify your navigation without sacrificing ease of use, itís definitely a good idea.
4.Powerful logo. Branding is everything on the web. If a site isnít memorable, people wonít come back. A unique logo, and a memorable name, is important. Here are some examples.
5.Apple-like homepages. You know the way Apple always has an attention-grabbing image that fills the entire first screenful of their main page? Thatís big with Web 2.0 sites.
6.Gradients, Gloss, Flat Colors. Some Web 2.0 sites, like Pownce, make use of strong, flat, colors. Others use excessive amounts of gradients and gloss. The plastic and gradient effects are often overused, but they can look good if used sparingly.
7.Icon mania. Elements are more noticeable if they have relevant icons near them.