Friday, 25 January 2013

Most Web Development Trends for 2013

With every passing day, there have been numerous trends emerging in the web development. It has become a huge task for both the designers and developers.

I will like to share the development trends for 2013.

Responsive Web Design

This form of design is mostly applicable for website development. In the recent times, there has been a significant rise in the number of Smartphone and iPhone users.
People prefer to use these gadgets rather than desktop and laptops. The design has to match up to the expectations of mobile user and differ to what is available on the desktop. You may lose potential users if you fail to fulfill their requirements.

Multi-Device Design

It is a huge challenge for designers and developers to develop such a module having a multi-device design aspect. People not only expect mobile website but also want a website for television.


One more trend is HTML5. In the past, designers used flash players for attractive banner ads or headers. But after the introduction of HTML5, it was designers who mainly preferred to use it. Flash is preferably used in web games or desktop games and much more.

Efficient Website

Placing a huge site is not a good idea but website should have good efficiency. User interface and user experience is important for a website.

Modular Design

In designing process, building blocks will be a new trend in 2013. A website would have more structured layout in 2013. By creating modules and blocks, web maintenance process will be made easier and economical.

Involvement of Standards

The main trend in 2013 is that web standards will be followed by web developers. There will be a negative impact if web developers do not follow these standards.

New tools for Design and Development

CMS vendors are already looking to provide mobile support for managing content. Another step is to optimize CMS software interfaces and to provide total flexibility for content creation.

Videos on Website

People are keeping track of new videos hitting the stands this year. So, the use of videos has increased in web development.

Content Strategy and Storytelling

Content is most important and people would like to read new content day by day. One should update it on the website.

Profit Making Website

Developers focus on making a profit making website. In order to develop it, developers must concentrate on user experience and user interface.

Experimental Design

Year 2013 will be for new and experimental design. New features will be added into design to keep people’s attention. This experimental design model really works well.

Improved Layout

Website layout is improved by better typography. CSS will have a flexible and grid layout.

Scalable Web Design

Scalable web design is a technique which can be used in websites to make capable displayed on screen with both low and high pixel densities. It is a group of creative ideas, latest techniques and web standards.

These trends will be followed in 2013 by web designers and web developers.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

An overview of e-commerce design for buyers

Nowadays online shopping trend is increasing. There are many e-commerce sites or online shopping sites available. There is no doubt that many persons are thinking of starting their own online business. Setting up an online store is not so easy, however.  Find the best web development firm like SPINX Inc which will help you in starting up your business. Think that you are the user and what you will look for in an e-commerce site.

In this article, basic points for e-commerce design are explained. Follow them to boost your business online.

Basic features of e-commerce site

In simple terms, an e-commerce site includes many products and services for sale, where people can browse all products, can buy and pay via payment gateways online.

An online shop includes:

  • Product catalogue where all products have their own detailed page with all information and images.
  • Shopping cart where people can add their products which they want to buy at the same time.
  • Product search facility if users want to search what they are looking for.
  • Check-out gateway which includes delivery details and other product information which is selected by the user.
  • Back-end admin to monitor all transactions and user information.

A web solution company which you have selected will place these all features on your website. It will also give suggestions for making the site user friendly.

Features of online shopping site

It is very complex to create an online shopping website. The site should be easy to browse and to manage. You should be transparent in your web development firm to make this task as simple as possible. Sometimes one error in the website may turn off your users.

Graphics: This is a very important aspect. Product images or other images should be qualitative and website layout should have a proper look. If product images are not clear, you will get fewer users. Layout and color scheme should be clear for users. The focus must be on products and not on Flash layout.

Software for shopping cart: This software should have all facilities included search product, add and save products information which is selected by user in shopping cart, facility for managing inventory, delivery information etc. All this information should be discussed with your developer.

Payment options: Most common option is PayPal. But many e-commerce sites are now using secured Visa options, COD (Cash On Delivery) etc.  Some of them are accepting credit cards too.

Client testimonials: Place your client’s feedback on your website. By doing this, use can get trust in your site. Many websites are now including product review option where buyers can place product review.

Being social: This is a marketing tool which permits users to share product information on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. This will help you to get more users to your websites and turn them into true clients.

So if you are going to start your own e-commerce business, consider these points. Hope this article will help you!!!