On the fifth day of Christmas
"On the fifth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
2014's web design extinctions,
2013's most talked about Facebook Topics,
An ode on Christmas adverts,
A cap on children's spending,
And a Christmas card of a celebrity family"
If web design was the animal world, it may be of interest to you to find out what trends are predicted to go extinct in 2014.
Consider the following extinction candidates:
- Homepage 'sliding' banners - The Honey Bee
- Extensive 'Fill-Out' forms – The Edible Frog
- Circular 'Script' logos - The Clouded Leopard
- Flash intros - The Female Impala
- Too 'many' fonts - The Tree Frog
- Complicated design - The Carolina Dog
The brightly coloured Honey Bee, at first appears great
Looking informative and interactive, he’s sure to find a mate
Yet after a while, they’re a nuisance more than ever
Single page scrolling in 2014, could actually be cleverer!
Now let’s meet the investigator, the Edible Frog
In the past he made surfers have so many details to log
So much that they fear, he’ll have a marketing field day
Meaning they won’t partake, but instead run away!
Within graphics the clouded leopard, was once the cool cat
That doesn’t mean next year, it’ll be something to laugh at
You may discover that other felines, find it uninspiring
Over used in extreme, something new now needs hiring!
Let’s meet the Female Impala, the legendary belle of the ball
Fun volatile and captivating, you’d think she’s got it all
However like anyone, is she now past prime time?
It is thought in ’14, simpler design will be more sublime!
Undoubtedly, typography is an experimenter’s dream
Which the Tree Frog, is spoiling, quite frequently it would seem
You know the design phrase: less is more
So let’s keep the Tree Frog away, from what you adore!
Lastly the Carolina Dog, the mother of them all
A vast amount to offer, too much to enthrall
If the 2014 predictions are right, her opponent* will be ‘in’
But if they are wrong, put this article in the bin!
Over and Out
Steph - The Marketing Assistantwww.popcornwebdesign.co.uk