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the137
02-11-2010, 02:51 PM
Being new to all of this, I'd like to hear about some of the more popular \ innovative ideas that are being implemented by designers. I've seen horizonal scrolling pages, but that's a bit too far outside the box for my taste. How are you guys pushing the limits these days?

gentleone
02-11-2010, 03:11 PM
Being new to all of this, I'd like to hear about some of the more popular \ innovative ideas that are being implemented by designers. I've seen horizonal scrolling pages, but that's a bit too far outside the box for my taste. How are you guys pushing the limits these days?

You can indeed pushing things to the limits these days, but you'll have to keep one important thing in mind... USABILITY!!!

I hate these portfolio sites with horizontal scrollbars that goes almost to Crete.

the137
02-11-2010, 03:22 PM
I hate these portfolio sites with horizontal scrollbars that goes almost to Crete.

+1 then +1 again

Corrosive
02-11-2010, 04:08 PM
CSS3 and HTML5.

Rob_Che
02-11-2010, 10:13 PM
CSS3 and HTML5.

Steady!

The web has gone full circle in recent years. Started as text only > went to heavy design as anything was possible with divs > back to text only (almost).

Usability is king as gentleone says, what do users wnat to do and what do they want to do most.

Think of all that valuable 'real estate' on Google.com - they don't touch it. That page has one function. You turn up and type what you want. End of, brilliance.

edbr
02-12-2010, 01:26 AM
i agree there is a great trend to follow every thing new then hate it a couple of months later. some times seems a bit sheep like to me. i thing its a balance in the end of content , design, seo weight and as stated usability. one of my pet peeves at the moment is those slow 'roll in' boxes. its like watching an out of control zimmer frame :)

the137
02-12-2010, 05:28 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone

Corrosive
02-12-2010, 06:20 PM
i agree there is a great trend to follow every thing new then hate it a couple of months later. some times seems a bit sheep like to me. i thing its a balance in the end of content , design, seo weight and as stated usability. one of my pet peeves at the moment is those slow 'roll in' boxes. its like watching an out of control zimmer frame :)

I don't think you could call CSS3 or HTML5 a 'trend'. HTML5 is about enhancing SEO and how a Search Engine reads a page. Tell me;

<article></article>

Doesn't make more sense than;

<div id="article"></div>

Also CSS3 properties such as gradients, drop shadows or rounded corners will reduce code weight substantially. No more nasty javascript rounded corners fixes!

I think they will get over-used at first and then it should settle down in the hands of those who know what they are doing. 8-)

domedia
02-12-2010, 07:51 PM
I've seen horizonal scrolling pages, but that's a bit too far outside the box for my taste. How are you guys pushing the limits these days?
I've found that smashingmagazine.com seems to be in touch with the trends, both code and designwise..

I don't think you could call CSS3 or HTML5 a 'trend'. HTML5 is about enhancing SEO and how a Search Engine reads a page. While this might be a consequence of HTML5 (semantic pages makes it easier for search engines to understand them), it's has never been the reason why the W3C is creating it. Actually, I don't think they could care less about 'SEO' ;-).

HTML5 will replace HTML4 as the HTML protocol with some huge semantic advancements (that you explained quite perfectly). Whenever I go to youTube, the player has already been replaced by HTML5.

edbr
02-13-2010, 01:07 AM
I think they will get over-used at first and then it should settle down in the hands of those who know what they are doing.
im sure it will which is what i said

the137
02-16-2010, 10:03 PM
smashingmagazine.com

Bookmarked

Great site, content and design. ty