Modern design trends for 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (Herndon, Virginia) Web design company, inQbation: The modern web design trend for 2015 includes maximum use of screen space, high impact images, full bleed, and responsive design.  I call these 2015 Web Design Trends

2015 Web Design Trends

Although Linkedin.com has been around for at least a decade, it continues to evolve with modern standards.  The copyright year on this particular design is 2013 but demonstrates how Linkedin is actually forward leaning into the future of web design.  Now, if they can just fix their search engine.  The internal search on Linkedin is so bad that anytime I want to find somebody on Linkedin, I go to Google and search something like “site:linkedin.com blake newman” and that is how I find people.  But, at least the home page of their website looks great.

The University of Utah website (www.utah.edu) has high impact imagery, full screen design, and overlays the navigation bar and menu system.  It is very strong and effective.  The brand (logo) is where it is supposed to be (top left), search in the top right, primary navigation bar to the right of the logo, messaging to accompany the image, site map at the botton.

Another great modern design out of the state of Utah is the official website for the stat of Utah (www.utah.gov).  Utah.gov is a leader – not only strong design, but also the concept of open government, e-gov, and transparency.  It’s transparency dashboards are some of the best across the e-gov space and a role model for many city, state, and country websites and transparency dashboards.

Although the 200-year-old University of Virginia (www.Virginia.edu), founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, is considered a classic, traditional, Ivy League school – it has a rather modern and contemporary web design.  Not only is it aesthetically pleasing with high-impact imagery, it is also “usable”.  Things are where they are supposed to be: logo top left, search top right, menu bar across the top, high impact image below with messaging, and a web visitor segmented navigation system at the bottom for prospective students, current students, alumni and friends, parents, faculty and staff and Cavalier fans.


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