If you are a web developer, keeping your finger on the pulse of time is vital to help you stay on top of things. Read a lot, try a lot, dismiss a lot and keep a lot. We call such an approach professional. There are trends that you wouldn’t expect to win through that still do and others who seem no-brainers at first, but lose in the longer run. Whichever way things turn out to be, keeping oneself updated is the entering wedge on your way to success. The following article introduces you to a brand-new interactive website by the guys of TemplateMonster, covering the evolution of the web from back in 2004 to the latest trends of 2015. Besides providing vital information, this interactive project is a best practice example in itself…
The screenshots in this post are just teasers of what you will encounter once you head on over to TemplateMonster’s interactive infographic, which we encourage you to do. In the typical looks of an art gallery, made usable by a simple page navigation, this interactive trends overview is easy to use and easier to comprehend. Simply click the big round " Start" button to see all the available years (2004-2015).
Hovering the years will show you their five respective most essential trends. Only 2015 contains four trends instead of five. The fifth trend has intentionally been omitted. You are asked to enter your suggestion in the comment section. By the way, clicking on the given trend leads to a more elaborate description of it, accompanied by examples. Explore all the trends that way and get informed. You needn’t go back to the overview page but can as well skip to another trend by clicking the “Next” circle under the text block.
If you don’t have the time to read through all those “Crystal Ball” articles – remember our own here – TemplateMonster’s interactive contribution is a way of digesting the most vital information in a blaze. If you are more the reading kind or would like to dig deeper, here is a list of more articles that tackle the topic:
- The Evolution of Web Design
- Web Design History
- A Visual History of the Web
- 44 Useful Infographics for Web Designers
Did this interactive infographic turned web site prove useful, interesting, insightful to you? Let us know in the comments below.
Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.