in SEO Web Design by

We are taking a break from SEO related posts today and passing the blog to one of our colleagues Mr. Jim Brody who has some great insights regarding the topic of Usability and Web Design Trends in 2010. Without further ado, enjoy the guest post…

Web Design Trends 2010

Web Design Trends 2010

The use of grid layouts into the design of content and site structure will be prevalent in the new fiscal year.  More and more individuals are swaying away for the traditional block of texts separated by headings.  Professionals now understand that usability, minimalism and navigability is the most important to communicate to their target audience.

Furthermore, a less is more approach will be implemented which means to have simple, fresh color palettes, simplicity with clear and concise messages across the board. Individuals come to websites for one reason which is to figure out what a firm could do for them.  Developing a site that is clean, uncluttered and usable allows entities to put content first, getting messages across.

Various start up businesses are failing to see the importance of allocating funds towards identity.  Therefore, many firms are not successful in presenting a valid corporate identity within their marketplaces ultimately having a unsuccessful marketing campaign.

Websites tend to go after a more casual look and personal look to interact better with the clients/end users.  Grids will become bigger, layouts will become cleaner, digital decoupage will gain momentum with hand-drawn styles and clean vectors pairing up.  Personalization is key now a day’s considering firms are trying to make a connection between prospective clients with their website.

WordPress and CSS designs are currently following this trend as we speak.  WordPress is a content management system / blog where individuals can post informative content within it.  These blogs are now used as a marketing tool considering where there are eyes there is a marketing opportunity.   Micro blogging sites such as Twitter & Facebook are now being implemented in order to drive more traffic towards websites.  These sites emphasize real time communication letting users see what is happening right now.  Many of these sites provide information even before the major news networks can pick them up.  In addition, more people are having conversations online even with companies they do business with.

Mobility is also another trend within the internet marketplace as well.  We are bringing the web were ever we go, thanks to smart phones letting us connect to the internet.

Web Design is smart and it is getting smarter.  Sites are making their overall goal to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable to anyone.  Scanning text is a extremely common behavior for higher-literacy users.  The average user has time to read at most 28% of the words on a webpage on an average visit.  Therefore, sites are using larger titles, images, sketches, and sliders.


Read More Related Posts
Is SEO or Conversion to Blame?
It’s easy to point fingers when the phone is not ringing and the leads have trickled to a halt. But is that really the best way to optimize your business? Instead ...
Spend Your Link Equity Wisely
Getting link equity out of a website means that every link used to (a) link to another page or (b) leaving any page is optimal for passing on hierarchical intent ...
Are you stuck on page 2 or worse?
What are a few viable SEO solutions you can use when your search engine optimization efforts "stall out" and your targeted keywords are trapped past page 2 and simply won’t ...
Two Results are Better than One
The only thing better than one search result in the top 3 positions in Google is two search results from a double ranking.  This SEO tip works from pushing ...
Ignore the Long Tail at Your Own Risk
We were contacted by a company touting a top level domain from the 90's, the kind of domain name you can only dream about acquiring for less than $50K-70K in ...
Balancing Keyword Acquisition, SEO and Website Authority
A website replete with authority often overlooks the magnitude of what becomes possible as the site as a whole evolves. It’s like groveling for peanuts when you could have steak ...
Choosing the right SEO company as a potential partner for your business and online success is crucial. One method, much like the “try before you buy” free sample involves getting ...
What to Do When Keywords Plateau in the SERPs
Have you ever wondered why certain keywords rise faster than others? or what to do when Keywords plateau in the search engine result pages? After performing SEO on thousands of websites ...
There is No SEO Magic Bullet!
While I would love to say that there is a definitive SEO Magic Bullet, much to my dismay, and the dismay of millions seeking first page results, there isn't. While SEO ...
Screen Capture from SEM Rush
Let’s face it, there are only 2 kinds of rankings for SEO, (1) the ones you meant to do on purpose and (2) the rankings that appeared unintentionally that still ...
Don’t Blame the SEO!
Spending Link Equity Wisely
Rankings Stuck? Try these 5 SEO Tips
SEO Tips to Double Rankings, Traffic and Conversion
Ignore the Long Tail at Your Own Risk
Balancing Keyword Acquisition, SEO and Website Authority
SEO Review: Get a FREE SEO Review!
What to Do When Keywords Plateau in the
There is No SEO Magic Bullet!
How to Use SEMRush to Monetize Click Through


In 2006, Jeffrey Smith founded SEO Design Solutions (An SEO Provider who now develops SEO Software for WordPress).

Jeffrey has actively been involved in internet marketing since 1995 and brings a wealth of collective experiences and marketing strategies to increase rankings, revenue and reach.

8 thoughts on “Web Design Trends 2010
  1. LT says:

    And as in most industries, trends come and go… and then come back again. Website design is no different as trends reflect the changing times .

  2. Brad says:

    For a small business owner it has become apparent that information like above is important to understanding the internet. Websites are built by people that don’t know who they are marketing to, so understanding basic SEO is important to the business owner. It is just like knowing how to write a check.

  3. I really prefer Intuitive Flash Design, the animation and the moves that give you the felling that you are in a beautiful and will designed website. It really needs a professional designer to design a flash website with a friendly use interface that allows the users to browse around the website with an interesting motion while clicking on the buttons to move to another page.

  4. Chad says:

    The only people who like flash are the flash designers who love “beautiful” and “interesting motions”. To the search engines and everyone else, it’s annoying. Give me the information I want, quickly and efficiently.

    In my experience it constantly butts heads with web analytics tools, preventing you from seeing user metrics and ROI.

    But who cares about users as long as you have beautiful, interesting motions?

  5. that’s really a fantastic post ! added to my favourite blogs list.. I have been reading your blog last couple of weeks and enjoy every bit. Thanks.

  6. The article is very impressive thanks for your views about Web Design Trends taht really important for business…great job

  7. Just what I was looking for, your post is very helpful thanks for sharing with us…:)

  8. Web design says:

    Post is very helpful thanks!

Comments are closed.